Kara Goucher still hopes to race the women's 10,000-meters at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea despite a hip injury that has hampered her training and prompted her to withdraw from the London Diamond League Meet last week.
The Duluth native was listed on the Team USA roster for Daegu, released earlier this week and tells readers of her blog, HERE, that she's "forging on with hope and optimism."
"Maybe my hopes of pushing the pace and running aggressively at World Champs have been derailed a bit," she allowed. "But I honestly believe that I haven’t lost any fitness, and my body might even function better two weeks from now than it has all year."
Goucher says the hip injury has bothered her since returning to training after her pregnancy last year, but that it flared more acutely once she began doing full-on speed work this summer.
The women's 10,000m at Daegu is scheduled for August 27th, the opening day of the competition.