- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 21, 2009

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon third-place finisher Kara Goucher will not run the London Marathon on Sunday.

The American considered running back-to-back races but decided against what would have been an unprecedented double.

Goucher has been campaigning since finishing Monday’s race in Boston. This year’s event had a slow pace and Goucher said she felt like it was a training run.

But her coach, 1982 Boston winner Alberto Salazar, talked her out of going to London.

Goucher was outkicked down Boylston Street by Salina Kosgei after a very slow first 20 miles. Goucher says she feels like she just went out for a jog followed by tough 10K.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

BOSTON (AP) _ Boston Marathon third-place finisher Kara Goucher wants to keep running. The American is thinking about entering the London Marathon on Sunday.

Goucher’s coach, 1982 Boston winner Alberto Salazar, says it’s long shot. But Goucher has been campaigning since ending the Boston race on Monday.

Goucher was outkicked down Boylston Street by Salina Kosgei after a very slow first 20 miles. Goucher says she feels like she just went out for a jog followed by tough 10K.

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