Women’s Race Preview: Too Close To Call

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Kara Goucher

Kara Goucher, running her first race since this last summer's world track & field championships, finished second in 1:12:59 at the Latin Music Miami Beach 1/2 Marathon in December. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Age: 33

Residence: Portland, Ore.

Marathon PR: 2:25:53, New York (2008)

2011 summary: Goucher’s run personal bests in the 15K and 20K this year and placed third at the 2011 NYC Half Marathon in 1:09:03. She switched coaches a few months ago and is now training under Flanagan’s coach, Jerry Schumacher.

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