London, England (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Duluth native Kara Goucher arrived in London on Thursday ahead of Sunday's women's marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics, that after spending the past week training in Amsterdam.
Goucher said this summer she wasn't going to stay in the Olympic Village because she wanted to be with her son, Colt, for as long as possible before Sunday's race.
The former Duluth East star finished third in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, but said she's hoping a tough course in London will help her contend for a medal.
"On paper, I'm not even in the top seven. I was third at our Trials," Goucher said. "I'm a strength-based runner, though, and it's a very technical course in London. For me, it's going to be about running a smart, strategic race and hoping those fast girls that go out at the beginning, that I have enough left at the end to hunt them down."
Sunday's race is scheduled to start at 5:00 a.m. CT, and it will be shown live in the Northland on KBJR6 and Range 11.
For extended local coverage of the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, visit the Northand's NewsCenter Olympic Zone web site.