Posted by: Joe English | July 15, 2009

Racing — Kara Goucher to run Rock N Roll Chicago Half-Marathon

Kara Goucher at NY Marathon 08

Kara Goucher at NY Marathon 08

CHICAGO– Fresh off her second U.S. 5,000M track title, Kara Goucher will return to the roads to make her U.S. half-marathon debut at the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon on Sunday, August 2, 2009.

Less than a year ago, Goucher amazed U.S. road racing fans with an inspiring third place debut at the 2008 ING New York City Marathon, the first time in 14 years that an American woman had placed in the top three. Her second marathon in Boston earlier this year saw her place third in a tight finish on the home stretch. Her performance was the best finish by a U.S. woman at the Boston Marathon since 1993.

“I’m excited to be part of the first Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon. I’m grateful for the opportunity to race as part of my preparations for the World Championships here on home soil, in one of the true great sporting cities.” said Goucher, who will use the race in preparation to run the marathon at the IAAF World Track and Field Championships August 23 in Berlin.

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