Kara Goucher

Ali on the Run Show Episode 686: 2023 in Review with Kara Goucher

“If you have that heart of a lion, you will get back there. You just have to have patience.”

It was a big year for Kara Goucher! Her book, The Longest Race, debuted and became a New York Times best-seller. She and Des Linden launched their podcast, Nobody Asked Us with Des and Kara. She called dozens of exciting races as a distance analyst for NBC’s track and field and marathon broadcasts. She continued navigating life on the run with runner’s dystonia. And today, she’s here to recap all of it with us. Plus, we take a look at some of the year’s highlights in professional running.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Kara attempts to sum up 2023 in one word (2:10)
  • Kara looks back at the success of her book, The Longest Race (2:50)
  • Kara’s year on the run (9:00)
  • Kara’s year on the mic: Kara talks about becoming a podcast host, and what it’s been like co-hosting “Nobody Asked Us with Des and Kara” with Des Linden (16:15)
  • Kara’s year on TV, and which races she enjoyed broadcasting the most (19:45)
  • 2023 on the run, professionally: recapping the highlights from the year in professional running (26:45)
  • The one rule Kara would love to implement in professional running (53:30)
  • Kara’s predictions for 2024 (1:04:40)

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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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