You Rock, Girl!
For someone who has never raced anything more than a 10K, Kara Goucher (she's got a supersweet girl-next-door look) ran a super impressive 1:06.57 at The Great North Run to erase previous American half marathon record set by Deena Kastor and as a bonus beat the returning Paula Radcliffe (who took 21 months off after delivering her first child). To her credit, Paula ran superbly but it was Goucher's race after 10 miles. Goucher who is coached by Alberto Salazar, a former marathon world record holder no less, has been hitting the highs this year and her most recent accomplishment was a bronze finishing in the 10,000m in Osaka. To watch videos of her and her husband - Adam Goucher - training, hit this link. The videos provide a brief insight to the lifestyle of these elites.
Watch BBC's post-race interview here.