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February 03, 2016

Watch: Kara Goucher's Journey to 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon

For the past few months, we've been filming and talking to Kara about her story that has inspired so many, and the lead up to the Olympic Trials. No matter what happens in Los Angeles on February 13, 2016 where she will attempt to make her third Olympic Team, her journey will continue to captivate.

We hope you enjoy! Head up, wings out. 




Tracey | February 3, 2016 at 5:06am

Your Fans and Your Country

Your Fans and Your Country are rooting for you - FLY KARA!!

Jean Lee | February 3, 2016 at 5:36am

Way to go, Kara!

Kara Goucher has always been and will be such a powerful, genuine inspiration to all female runners, including not only elite but also every single recreational runner out there! I trust her tenacity and strong passion in life. Excelsior to Kara!!!

Jacqueline | February 3, 2016 at 5:39am

Thank you.

Thank you.

Sara | February 3, 2016 at 7:11am

Thanks for continuing to

Thanks for continuing to inspire Kara and never let us down!

Deb | February 3, 2016 at 7:32am

I totally tested up watching

I totally tested up watching this! So, so, so proud of you and inspired by you! Go out there and have the race of your life. You are ready!

Petra | February 3, 2016 at 7:57am

Go Kara - you inspire every single one of us

Kara - I watched and cheered for you in London in 2012, met you in Boston in 2013 and am so rooting for you in 2016. For every old and injured forever runner - there's LOTS of us - we love you and support you and believe in what you can do. Go fly!

Crystal | February 3, 2016 at 8:20am

Go Kara!

Kara is such an inspiration to me and all female runners! Good luck on your journey! Run girl run!!

Megan | February 3, 2016 at 8:27am

Can't wait to see you FLY,

Can't wait to see you FLY, Kara!

Joanne L Harvey | February 3, 2016 at 9:22am

Thanks for the reminder that

Thanks for the reminder that it is ALWAYS about the journey first. Kara's attitude of gratitude is going to give her a strong leg up in LA. Oh, and the hundreds of Volee that will be cheering her and the other fierce Haute Volee runners should help yoo. ;) #WomanUp

Libby | February 3, 2016 at 10:10am

From the first note of

From the first note of background music and your voice I was teared up - Godspeed Kara!

Anna | February 3, 2016 at 11:14am

Good luck Kara! You inspire

Good luck Kara! You inspire me to keep going and to reach new goals!

Jean | February 3, 2016 at 12:32pm

Thanks for Caring!

Kara thanks for caring for other people but mostly thanks for caring for you. I also have had success with my peers in running and remember that feeling that they are watching and expecting great things. I had to stop running for them and learn to run for me. It's hard but you are there! You are mentally ready!

Joni DuPre | February 3, 2016 at 12:35pm

Go Kara!

You are such an inspiration to all runners and I wish you the best of luck in 2016!

KristinT | February 3, 2016 at 1:43pm


I love how humble and truly grateful Kara is. Her love for what she does is inspiring and I'm so happy to hear that running is fun for her again. Her impact on the sport is, and will continue to be, tremendous. She has sparked a movement of confident women who run because it feels good, regardless of their competitive level. She is a role model in every sense of the term. We'll all be cheering for you on the 13th and in every other part of your storied career. Thank you, Kara, for what you've given us.

Guest | February 3, 2016 at 1:59pm

Go Kara!! I am so proud of

Go Kara!! I am so proud of you!

Deidre McCarty | February 3, 2016 at 4:15pm

You are a Champion already! I

You are a Champion already! I love how you wear your heart on your sleeve. I am a huge fan! Go all the way, girl!

Warren Ancheta | February 3, 2016 at 4:58pm

We Believe!

We Believe!

Julie Williams | February 3, 2016 at 5:18pm

Gives me chills! Rooting for

Gives me chills! Rooting for you on Feb. 13. Go girl, I want to watch you run in Rio!!!!

Erin | February 3, 2016 at 7:07pm


I love this -- Kara is just amaze. The courage, honesty and passion. amaze.

Erica | February 4, 2016 at 4:45am


So, SO, inspiring. Rooting for you, Kara, and thank you!!

Meghan | February 4, 2016 at 7:44am

Kara you are such an amazing

Kara you are such an amazing and inspiring woman and athlete !! We all believe in you, that you will give everything you have at the trials which is unimaginably brave. Giving the best of our abilities is something we all struggle with, and it has been amazing seeing you execute this with your training. We all love and support you, and can't wait to watch you make your next Olympic team =D !!

Debbie Simmons | February 4, 2016 at 9:25am

What an inspiration! Wishing

What an inspiration! Wishing you the best of luck at the trials. I'll be cheering for you from Roanoke VA!!! Spread those wings and fly!!!

Becky | February 4, 2016 at 10:47am

Go Kara Go! ;)

From one "oldie" to another (although you're not really old, ya know), ;) you have the strength, experience, and composure. The time is right--rock it!!

Sarah H. | February 4, 2016 at 11:22am

You're an inspiration Kara!

Always have been and always will be rooting for you Kara! You're such an inspiration to runners and non-runners alike! Thank you for being such a positive, hardworking, and solid person. YOU'RE AMAZING!

Stephanie | February 4, 2016 at 11:46am


That was intensely beautiful. Thank you, Kara, for being such an inspiration (I want to actually run again now!) and to you, Sally, for crafting a video that touches so many so well.

Jen | February 4, 2016 at 3:10pm

I LOVE this video! It is so

I LOVE this video! It is so well done and brings tears to my eyes. You are a true inspiration Kara!! Wishing you nothing but the best as you fly to that finish line!! Run, Kara Run!!

Penny Benjamin | February 5, 2016 at 6:28am

Kara, you go girl. This made

Kara, you go girl. This made me tear up. You are every person who's fought bravely against doubt, disadvantages, and insecurity. You have been fiercely loyal to your dream and there is not greater accomplishment. Head up, wings out!

Carrie Baird | February 6, 2016 at 8:54am


Kara, wishing you all the best at the Trials and "Be Strong"! Also, listening to your video a couple of times and just want to let you know that you are not old!!!!! I'm 54 and still plugging away. After having two boys in my late 30's I had some good times in me and through my 40's and late 40's with low mileage. Keep believing and ignore the negative. You are an inspiration to me and my son Cooper. Both you and Adam are great people who my son looks up to and attends and runs at Washington & Lee. So proud of you! Go Kara! Carrie

Natalie Eaton | February 9, 2016 at 1:59pm

Inspiring an injured runner

The last few words of this video seriously made me smile...when I haven't in days. I'm was told 2 weeks ago tomorrow that the pain I've been having is 2 stress fractures in my left pelvis. This is seriously the only injury I've ever had, I'm 35 and have been running since I was 8. This was suppose to be my first time running Boston, well thank god I'm also qualified for 2017, but I'm now afraid that won't event happen. However now that I've heard about your injury and comeback I'm starting to have some hope. Is there any advice you can give a girl going through one of the hardest things I've ever had to deal with? Also, I can't wait to see you run in the trials this Saturday, you're a true inspiration...thank you for your inspiring attitude & determination, I will try to remember this as I battle through my injury.

Ana Short | February 10, 2016 at 7:32am

Good luck!

I will be rooting for you on Saturday. Thank you for inspiring the rest of us women and moms.

Mariellen | February 10, 2016 at 9:22am

Get it girl!!! So excited for

Get it girl!!! So excited for you. You are amazing!

Meghan ryan | February 12, 2016 at 7:14pm

Good luck!

To share your story of effort and life and be that open and candid with thousands of people is so inspirational and I thank you for touching my heart even though we have never met! I hope one day we will and until then good luck tomorrow!!