Friday, April 17, 2009

Boston Marathon: The Kara Goucher Files

We haven't talked about it much this week, but on Monday, Minnesota's own Kara Goucher will attempt to become the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since Lisa Larsen Rainsberger, the victor from 1985.

A victory on the road from Hopkinton to Boston would also make the Duluth native the first Minnesota champion since ... 1913, when Fritz Carlson won the race in 2:25:14.

Here's a round-up of recent stories on Goucher (pictured) as she -- and California's Ryan Hall -- hope to raise American flags at the Boston finish-line on Patriots' Day.

Universal Sports Video Interview

Boston Globe Article

Boston Globe Story

USA Today Story

IAAF Preview of the Race

Photo by Victor Sailer/Photo Run.

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