Fast Flats: U.S. Olympic Marathoners’ Racing Shoes

  • By Brian Metzler
  • Published Jul. 23, 2012
  • Updated Jul. 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM UTC

Kara Goucher, Nike

Kara Goucher has had a coaching change (parting ways with Alberto Salazar), a life change (she had a baby boy, Colt, in September 2010) and now it’s possible she’ll be changing her racing shoes, too. She’s still a Nike athlete so we’ll know she’ll be wearing the Swoosh in London. Here’s what she told us last week: “I’m most likely going to use a new shoe for the first time!” Goucher says. “I have run all of my marathons and half-marathons in the Lunar Racer, but I am leaning toward wearing the Zoom Streak. It’s time for a change!” The Lunar Racer weighs about 6.1 oz. (women’s size 8.0), while the Zoom Streak 4 tips the scales at about 6.2 oz. (women’s size 8.0)


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Brian Metzler

Brian Metzler

Brian Metzler is the editor-in-chief of Competitor magazine. He has raced every distance from 50 yards to 100 miles and run in more than 700 pairs of running shoes in the past 25 years. You can reach him at

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