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Ali on the Run Show

Oct 26, 2017

Kara Goucher is a professional distance runner with loads of podiums, medals, and titles under her Oiselle-sponsored belt. She lives in Boulder, CO, with her husband, Adam, and their 7-year-old son, Colt (plus their cat, Ellie, and their rescue pup, Freya), and we chatted as she was fresh off her annual Podium Retreat, which sold out in just 36 hours! On this episode, Kara talks about why the Podium Retreat is her proudest accomplishment, and opens up about the most defining—and most discouraging—moments of her running career. She talks about her decision to leave a 12-year Nike contract and sign with Oiselle, and very openly discusses what made her decide to become an outspoken advocate for clean sport. She shares how she feels about being called an “anti-doping whistle blower” and what it was like getting backlash and hate mail after coming forward with her allegations about her former team and coach. Plus, Kara talks about coming in fourth place at last year’s Olympic Trials, how she finally forgave herself for not making the Olympic team, and what she regrets about running after pregnancy. Stuff We Mention on this Episode: Oiselle: Kara Goucher’s Podium Retreat: Oprah Winfrey interviews Lance Armstrong: U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA): Nike Oregon Project: BBC: Alberto Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project: Clean Sport Collective: Sally Bergesen: The Oiselle Kara Collection: New York City Marathon: University of Colorado: Running with the Buffaloes: Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon: Suzy Favor Hamilton: Paula Radcliffe: Joan Benoit Samuelson: Follow Kara: Instagram @karagoucher: Twitter @karagoucher: Blog: Facebook: Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1: Facebook: Twitter @aliontherun1: Blog: Strava: Thank you for listening to and supporting the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes. Spread the run love!