Goucher Says London Marathon Course Favors Americans

By KBJR News 1

July 24, 2012 Updated Jul 24, 2012 at 2:23 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Former Duluth East star Kara Goucher will run August 5 in the women's marathon as part of the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, and she says the course favors her and other American runners.

The former Greyhound was asked of the course while in Duluth to run in the USA Half Marathon Championships this past June, and she said the London course is very technical in its layout.

"I actually went and ran on the course after I made the team," Goucher said in June. "It's very technical, so I think that's good for all the American women because none of us has run 2:18:00 or 2:19:00, but we're all really strength-oriented runners. It's actually very technical, and I think that bodes really well for us in the second half of the race. I think you're going to see the Americans move up quite a bit."

Goucher previously ran in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, competing in both the 5,000-meters and the 10,000-meters.

For extended local coverage of the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, visit the Northand's NewsCenter Olympic Zone web site.

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