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Goucher Officially Running World Championship Marathon

Kara Goucher, and four others, have been named to the US contingent for the IAAF World Championships in Berlin.

Kara Goucher / Photo. AP
Kara Goucher / Photo. AP

To the surprise of no one, Kara Goucher has been named to the US marathon team for the the IAAF World Championships this summer in Berlin.  With the absence of 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor, Goucher will be the clear favorite for a US medal.  If Goucher were to medal at the World Championships it would be the first time since 1983, where Marianne Dickerson took silver at the inaugural IAAF World Championship held in Helsinki, Finland.

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