Right now, more than 25,000 people are lined up in front of the starting line of one of the world’s oldest races: the Boston Marathon.
The woman to watch: Kara Goucher. Why? Because many say she’s on her way to becoming the world’s best marathoner.
In last year’s ING New York city Marathon, she ran a stunning 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 33 seconds – the fastest time ever by an American female.
If you’re interested in learning more about Kara, check out this great interview. Here’s my favorite quote:
“The competitive part of me would like to go to London and test myself against the best in the world. But I want to win a major marathon in the United States really, really badly. That’s what I want to do. I want to win New York, Chicago or Boston.”
Also, if you’re interested in reading an elite athlete’s persepctive on the Boston Marathon, check out this great post by professional steeplechase runner (and WomenTalkSports.com founder) Ann Gaffigan, who covered Boston’sPowered by Sidelines