Duluth native Kara Goucher, the bronze medalist at 10,000 meters at last years IAAF World Championships, will compete in the mile at the 101st Millrose Games in New York City on February 1, meet organizers announced.
Goucher (pictured, # 967), who won a battle over the half-marathon distance against British superstar Paula Radcliffe last fall, will test the other end of her racing range at the Madison Square Garden meet. She will face 2006 World Indoor Championships silver medalist at 3000 meters Liliya Shobukhova of Russia, a former World Record-holder at that distance.
As DtB noted last week, Goucher had knee surgery at the end of her 2007 campaign but tested her legs on Seattle's indoor oval and deems herself ready for some tight-cornered , indoor competition.
You can listen to a podcast interview with Goucher, HERE, thanks to the folks at The Final Sprint.
Photo by Sean Hartnett.