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On the way to the hospital Saturday morning, to deliver her first child, Kara Goucher texted her mother, Patty Wheeler in Duluth, saying she was in a bit of pain. Four hours later, in Portland, Ore.,... Posted on 9/25/10 at 3:44 PM
The Boston Marathon has always been considered the toughest race for its distance in the world. Its history is filled with tales of epic struggles pertaining to the course’s final few miles, where the outcomes are usually settled.
Kara Goucher showed initiative near the end of Monday’s 113th Boston Marathon, taking the lead when no one else would. She moved ahead with five miles to go and hoped the fervent crowds at the finish would push her to victory.
Duluth's Kara Goucher will step to the line Monday of the 113th Boston Marathon. It’s her second career marathon, and Goucher says she desperately wants to be the next American woman to win a major U.S. marathon.
The past year in Northland sports was highlighted by incredible team and individual accomplishments, wins and losses on and off the field, and a pair of firsts involving a new hockey venue and an undefeated football team.
New York City is where Kara Goucher was born and lived her first three years. Goucher, 30, has returned to her birthplace this week for Sunday’s 39th New York City Marathon for her 26.2-mile debut. The Duluth-raised professional runner expects to be emotional leading to the 8 a.m. start.
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