Ali on the Run Show Episode 43: Kara Goucher

The Ali on the Run Show

Episode 43

Guest: Kara Goucher

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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: 


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

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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