Duluth's Kara Goucher finishes sixth in Boston Marathon

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 16, 2013 - 6:43 AM

Duluth’s Kara Goucher held on for a top-10 finish Monday morning in the Boston Marathon.

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Shalane Flanagan, right, held her hand to her face as she is embraced by Duluth's Kara Goucher after finishing the 2013 running of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Flanagan finished fourth and Goucher sixth in the women's division.

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 Duluth’s Kara Goucher crossed the finish line in sixth place Monday at the Boston Marathon, with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 28 minutes and 11 seconds.

Goucher ran among the top competitors throughout the 26.2-mile race, finishing 1 minutes, 46 seconds behind the winner. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya came in first with a time of 2:26:25.

At the London Olympics last year, Goucher finished 11th in the marathon with a time of 2:26:07.

Goucher ran in high school for Duluth East, attended the University of Colorado and moved to Portland, Ore., to live and train.

 

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