發表於 2009-8-23 22:59:09
An article about Kara before Championship in Berlin:|
I know more about Kara after reading this article. Maybe we will not see her running marathon for some time as she planned to be a mother soon.
Bad news for Kara Fans: (from runnersworld.com)
China's Xue Bai Takes World Champs Marathon; Goucher 10th, Davila 11th
The American hope in the World Championships marathon, Kara Goucher, stayed in contention for about an hour and 45 minutes of Sunday's race in Berlin but could not keep up when a decisive break was made. The gold medal goes to Xue Bai of China, who hit the finish line just beyond the Brandenburg Gate in 2:25:15. Yoshimi Ozaki of Japan, who dueled with Xue nearly to the finish tape, got the silver medal in 2:25:25 and Aselefech Mergia of Ethiopia, who was swooning at the finish, held on for the bronze in 2:25:32. It was the first gold medal for a Chinese woman in a World Championships marathon and amazingly, Mergia's bronze was the first Ethiopian medal of any kind in these marathons. Kara Goucher ended up tenth in 2:27:48 and American Desiree Davila, moving up through the field in the second half as is her wont, was just behind Goucher in 11th in 2:27:53, a personal best by well over three minutes. We'll have more details and precise times as they come in. The team World Cup crown went to China, with Japan second and Russia third.
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