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U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials: 12 Runners To Watch

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Jan. 11, 2012
  • Updated Jan. 11, 2012 at 7:22 PM UTC
Kara Goucher would love to represent the U.S. in the marathon at next summer's Olympics in London. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Kara Goucher

Kara Goucher would love to represent the U.S. in the marathon at next summer's Olympics in London. Photo: PhotoRun.net

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.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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