Every summer we hear of the dangers of leaving a dog locked in a car on a warm day. Another danger is runners who take their dogs with them for a summer run and it's for that reason that Kara Goucher has teamed with PETA to help spread the word.
Grandma's Marathon weekend will have more excitement than usual as it was announced that U.S. Olympian and Duluth native, Kara Goucher, is expected to run the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. She is also scheduled to speak as a part of race-weekend festivities.
It's not every year that Grandmas Marathon weekend passes and who won the big race takes a back burner to who won a half marathon race. This was no regular year however with the half marathon USA National Championships in town. Oh, did I mention that hometown Olympic athlete Kara Goucher returned to set a course record and win the women's USA National Championships in the city she grew up in?
It was a great story before Saturday. Elite athlete Kara Goucher returns home to Duluth to run for the first time in Grandmas Marathon weekend. When the women's USA Half Marathon Championships was over, that great story became storybook perfect.
B105 is proud to be a sponsor of The 36th Annual Grandma's Marathon. While we will have updates throughout the morning, our sister station ESPN Radio 560 AM WEBC will have 'live wall to wall coverage of all the big races starting Saturday morning at 6am. People from all over the world will also be listening online.
Maybe you saw her run locally when she was participating in track as a Greyhound at East High School. Or, perhaps you became a fan of Kara Goucher when you were rooting for her in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. For some, it's a once in a lifetime chance, but your opportunity to watch her compete locally is just months away!
Duluth native Kara Goucher had a very strong run today in The Boston Marathon, after just recently giving birth to her first child.
Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai won the Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds — the fastest anyone has ever run the 26.2 mile distance.
The previous best of 2:03:59 was by Haile Gebrselassie in Berlin 2008. Because Monday's race had a strong tailwind on a