Kara Goucher: '3 times is a charm'
After two top-five finishes, American marathoner looks to break through at Boston
Marathoners aren't born, they're made, and for Kara Goucher, a 26.2-mile stretch of pavement from Hopkinton, Mass., to Boston is where she's carved out her career as one of America's best long-distance road racers.
Next Monday's Boston Marathon will be the 34-year-old Goucher's third crack at the fabled Patriots Day race, now in its 117th year. In 2009, Goucher was in contention for the win until the final few miles, ultimately finishing third and securing a spot ...
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