Kara Goucher Returns To Boston Marathon

Kara Goucher Returns To Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher Returns To Boston Marathon
American Kara Goucher is returning to the Boston Marathon in April, after being disappointed in her third place finish in 2009. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Kara Goucher Returns To Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher Returns To Boston Marathon
Since making her Boston Marathon debut in 2009, Kara Goucher took a year off to tend to family matters. She gave birth to a baby boy named Colton in September 2010. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Kara with her husband Adam and baby boy Colton
Kara Goucher Returns To Boston Marathon Kara with her husband Adam and baby boy Colton
Kara with her husband Adam and baby boy Colton
Kara Goucher Returns To Boston Marathon Kara with her husband Adam and baby boy Colton
Kara Goucher Returns To Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher Returns To Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher ran her first full marathon just a couple of years ago, debuting in the 2008 New York City Marathon. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Kara Goucher Returns To Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher Returns To Boston Marathon
She finished an impressive third in New York, with a time of 2:25:53. Six months later, she ran Boston. (Photo by Photo Run/New York Road Runners-Pool/Getty Images)
“The city of Boston captured my heart when I ran my first Boston Marathon in 2009,” said Goucher.
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Before turning to marathon training, the 10,000m and 5,000m were Kara Goucher's specialties. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
“The city of Boston captured my heart when I ran my first Boston Marathon in 2009,” said Goucher.
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher placed third during the Women's 10,000m final at the 2007 World Championships in Japan. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
She is married to 2000 Olympic track athlete Adam Goucher. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
The Gouchers live and train in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Kara is trained by marathon great Alberto Salazar, a three-time New York City Marathon champion. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
In the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Kara Goucher competed in both the 5,000m and 10,000m. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Goucher finished 9th in the 5k and 10th in the 10k. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
During the 2009 Boston Marathon, Kara Goucher stayed with leaders Salina Kosgei of Kenya and Dire Tune until the very end. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Goucher was disappointed by her third place finish, nine seconds behind the winner. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
A couple months later, Kara Goucher competed in the USA Track and Field National Championships... (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
.. where she won the 5000m title. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
Kara Goucher Returns to Boston Marathon
The 2011 Boston Marathon will be Kara Goucher's first marathon since having her baby boy. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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