Call it scrap-blogging!
Let's start with a photo from the race itself, by DtB contributor Sean Hartnett ...
It's the late-going and eventual winner Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia (412) and eventual silver medalist Elvan Abeylegesse of Turkey (904) lead Goucher and former Providence star Kim Smith of New Zealand.
Here's another Hartnett shot -- Sean did awesome photo/video work at my wedding too! -- of Goucher fighting it out for the bronze with Smith (left) and Great Britian's Joanne Pavey (behind.)
Pavey would finish 4th, Smith 5th.
Goucher, according to my very accurate sometime-colleagues at Track & Field News, closed the race with a 16.0 last 100m and a 32.0 last 200.
Her final 400m was 65.2 and the final 800m was 2:15.6.
She clocked 5Ks of 16:30.6 and 15:31.4; her final 1600m was 4:42.6.
That kind of finishing can tire a gal (or fella!) out ...
But, oh, the satisfaction that must come from succeeding on such a grand scale.
There's been a wealth of good print coverage of Goucher's historic feat. Here's a sampling ...
From her old hometown paper, the Duluth News-Tribune
From her college-town paper, the Boulder Daily Camera (with a sweet photo with her USA teammate/husband Adam.)
From her current hometown paper, the Portland Oregonian.
From USA Today.
From Sports Illustrated Online (with a great photo!)
From Parker Morse for the IAAF (with a nice photo.)
There's also video of Goucher's post-race media conference, HERE, thanks to Flocast. (That's our shooter Sean, getting in that one last question!)
I'm told an extended video interview is with Goucher is coming soon. Keep checking DtB for details.
Photos by Sean Hartnett.