Kara Goucher, the former Duluth resident who competed in the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics as a long-distance runner, will make her NBC Olympics debut as a distance analyst for the U.S. Olympic Trials and the 2021 Tokyo Games.
Goucher, a 1996 Duluth East graduate who lives in Boulder, Colorado, joined the NBC Sports team earlier this spring on coverage of the Drake Relays and Oregon Relays. She competed in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the 2008 Olympics, and the marathon at the 2012 Games.
In addition, she was awarded a silver medal in the 10,000 at the 2007 World Track & Field Championships and placed third at both the 2008 New York City Marathon and 2009 Boston Marathon.
She was fourth at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials marathon, just missing out on an Olympic bid that went to the top three.