The Info List - Adam Goucher

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ADAM GOUCHER (born February 18, 1975) is a retired American cross-country and track and field athlete. He ran for the United States at the 2000 Summer Olympics
2000 Summer Olympics
in the men's 5000 meters. Goucher primarily competed in distance events and is featured in Running With The Buffaloes , a book revolving around the 1998 season of the University of Colorado
cross country team.


* 1 Running career

* 1.1 High school * 1.2 Collegiate * 1.3 Professional

* 2 Personal bests (outdoor)

* 3 External links

* 3.1 Audio interviews * 3.2 Video interviews

* 4 References



Goucher attended Doherty High School in Colorado
Springs , Colorado and graduated in 1994. Before he ran competitively in high school, he played basketball. He won the Foot Locker National High School Cross Country Championship in 1993, as well as having personal bests of 1:53 at 800 m
800 m
, 4:18 at 1600 m , and 8:55 at 3200 m . Goucher's coach in high school was Judy Fellhauer, who was an Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon.


While attending the University of Colorado
, Goucher won two NCAA indoor track titles in the 3,000 meter race (1997 the third fastest 2 mile ever run by an American.

Goucher's performance at the World Cross Country meet and his 2 mile at the Prefontaine Classic
Prefontaine Classic
were the highlights of a year that also saw him dipping under 28 minutes for the 10,000 meters with a 27:59.41 at the Van Damme Memorial Meet in Brussels, Belgium.

In 2008, he attended the US Olympic Trials in Eugene , Oregon
, in hopes of qualifying in the 5k and 10k. His time of 13:56.25 in the semifinal of the 5k was enough to advance to the finals, but after holding the lead for several laps, he dropped out of the race with two laps remaining. He withdrew from the race because he was at a point that he would not be able to run the Olympic A standard if he were to continue with the race. This was done to conserve energy for the 10k. He finished seventh in the 10k final, failing to qualify for the Olympics, but besting his previous 10k personal record by less than a second with a 27:59.31.

Goucher currently resides in Boulder, Colorado
, with his wife, Kara Goucher , also a professional runner. They have one son, Colton Mirko. Goucher is co-founder of Run The Edge, a virtual fitness challenge company.



800 meters 1:50.03 May 11, 2002 Modesto, CA
Modesto, CA

1500 metres
1500 metres
3:36.64 July 17, 2001 Stockholm

Mile 3:54.17 May 30, 1999 Eugene, OR
Eugene, OR

3000 metres
3000 metres
7:34.96 July 20, 2001 Monaco

2 miles 8:12.73 May 28, 2006 Eugene, OR
Eugene, OR

5000 metres
5000 metres
13:10.00 July 22, 2006