Contact Us

A Storybook Ending As Kara Goucher Returns To Duluth In The USA Half Marathon Championships

Kara Goucher knows how to throw a homecoming party - Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

It was a great story before Saturday.  Elite athlete Kara Goucher returns home to Duluth to run for the first time in Grandmas Marathon weekend.  When the women’s USA Half Marathon Championships was over, that great story became storybook perfect.

As Grandma’s Marathon reported, Kara Goucher’s first time racing in her hometown as a professional turned into a victory party as the former Duluth resident won the women’s race at today’s 2012 USA Half Marathon Championships.

Goucher, 33, ran the fastest ever women’s time on the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon course – 1 hour, 9 minutes and 46 seconds. Headed for the Summer Olympics in London to race in the Aug. 5 marathon, she captured the national title and $14,000 in prize money – $12,000 for first place and an additional $2,000 bonus for a time under 1:10:00.

Kara crossed the finish line with her fist pumping and the crowd going wild.  Kara was wrapped in a flag and made sure to find her young son to celebrate.  She then found our own Chris Allen to discuss her special hometown victory.

Kara will represent the country running the marathon in the Olympics in hopes of taking home a medal.  I think we all agree that she is the perfect representative for the Northland and the United States.  Welcome home, Kara, welcome home.

More from B105

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kkcb.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on B105 TODAYS BEST COUNTRY quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on B105 TODAYS BEST COUNTRY quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!