American 5,000m champion Kara Goucher makes her U.S. half-marathon debut at the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon on Sunday, August 2.
Less than a year ago, Goucher amazed U.S. road racing fans with an inspiring third-place debut at the 2008 ING New York City Marathon, the first time in 14 years that an American woman had placed in the top three.
Her second marathon in Boston earlier this year saw her place third in a tight finish on the home stretch. Her performance was the best finish by a U.S. woman at the Boston Marathon since 1993.
“I’m excited to be part of the first Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon. I’m grateful for the opportunity to race as part of my preparations for the World Championships here on home soil, in one of the true great sporting cities.” said Goucher.