The Houston race will be Goucher’s first trip to the Olympic Marathon Trials, but she’s no rookie when it comes to racing the distance. Fifth at the 2011 Boston Marathon in a personal best 2:24:52, Goucher has shown she hasn’t lost a step since returning from maternity leave early last year. After representing the U.S. in the 10,000m at the World Championships last summer, Goucher took some time off to let old injuries heal. She also left her longtime coach, Alberto Salazar, to train with the aforementioned Flanagan and be coached by Jerry Schumacher. There’s no doubt that this dymanic duo would love to punch their ticket to London together.
FILED UNDER: Features / Inside The Magazine / Race Coverage TAGS: Amy Hastings / Brett Gotcher / Dathan Ritzenhein / Deena Kastor / Desiree Davila / Galen Rupp / Jason Hartmann / Kara Goucher / Magdalena Lewy-Boulet / Meb Keflezighi / Race Preview / Ryan Hall / Shalane Flanagan / U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials