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Athletics - 05. October 2007.

Goucher named Athlete of the Week


The 2007 World Outdoor 10,000m bronze medalist, Goucher made her half marathon debut a memorable one in setting a new American best time of 66 minutes 57 seconds. Her time bettered the previous U.S. record of 67:34 by Deena Kastor set last year in Berlin, but due to the downhill nature of the course, it will not qualify as the American record. Goucher posted splits of 47:36 (15 km), 50:59 (10 miles), and 63:33 (20 km), which are quicker than any U.S. competitor has run before. With her performance, Goucher spoiled the return to competition after a 21-month absence of British world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe, who was the runner up in 67:53.

Now in its sixth year, USATF's Athlete of the Week program is designed to recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on the USATF website. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.




100 - 10.97 Sanya Richards (Nike) - Shanghai, CHN 9/28

400 - 50.27 Sanya Richards (Nike) - Yokohama, JPN 9/30

1500 - 4:22.99 Tiffany McWilliams (adidas) - Yokohama, JPN 9/30

100H - 12.65 Michelle Perry (Nike) - Shanghai, CHN 9/28

400H - 55.01 Tiffany Williams (Reebok) - Shanghai, CHN 9/28

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