Friday, January 30, 2009

Kara Goucher Wins Women's Mile at the Millrose Games

Native New Yorker Kara Goucher won the elite women's mile at the 2009 Millrose Games at New York's Madison Square Garden Friday night. Goucher, known more as a distance runner, essentially got in a good speed workout as she trains for this spring's Boston Marathon.

Winning the mile at the 102nd Millrose Games was another happy homecoming for Kara Goucher. The Queens native finished in third place in last year's New York City Marathon. That was her first marathon, and the highest finish for an American woman in 14 years.

Goucher and her husband Adam, also an American runner, live in Portland, Oregon.
Goucher's time in the mile was 4:33.19, which is her personal best. Fellow American Shayne Culpepper finished fifth in the race with a time of 4:38.92.

(See the complete elite women's Millrose mile results.)

The men's marquee event, the Wanamaker Mile, will be held later Friday night.

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