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ADAM GOUCHER
Event:
Middle Distance
Height:
5-10
Weight:
138
PRs:
1,500m - 3:36.54 (2001); 5,000m - 13:10.00 (2006);
3,000m - 7:34.96 (2001); 10,000m – 27:59.41 (2006)

Born:
Feb. 18, 1975, in Hollywood, Fla.
Current Residence:
Portland, Ore.
High School:
Doherty HS (Colorado Springs, Colo.) ‘94
College:
Colorado ‘97
Coach:
Alberto Salazar
Agent:
Peter Stubbs
Club:
Nike 

Career Highlights: Two-time U.S. Outdoor 5,000m champion (’99, ’00); 2000 USA 12km and 4km XC champion; 2006 USA 4 km XC Champ; 2007 USA Cross Country runner-up; 1998 NCAA 5,000m Outdoor champion; 1998 NCAA XC champion; Two-time NCAA 3,000 Indoor champion (’97, ’98)

Goucher performed well in the 5,000 meters in 2007, with strong performances at the AT&T USA Outdoor Championships, where he placed third, and at the World Outdoor Championships in Osaka, Japan, where he finished 11th. Goucher also had an impressive performance at the 2007 USA Cross Country Championships, where he finished as the runner-up. Goucher had surgery in early November 2007, where he had work done on his ankle. He had his ankle “cleaned out,” which included having a pesky bone fragment and cartilage chip taken out and then having a bone spur shaved down. He also had a permanent screw inserted in his navicular bone, in the hopes of healing a stress fracture he has been dealing with for nearly two years. Goucher’s 2006 season got off to a rousing start with his 4 km win at the USA Cross Country Championships. He remains the only man ever to win the 4 km and 12 km titles at the same USA Cross Country Championships -- he accomplished the feat in 2000. As the field entered the final straight it was Goucher pressing to the front and finishing the challenging course in 10 minutes, 50 seconds. He finished two seconds ahead of Daniel Lincoln in winning his second career U.S. short course cross country title. Goucher turned in a very impressive performance at the 2006 World Cross Country Championships 4 km race in Fukuoka Japan, where he placed sixth in the individual competition, just eight seconds behind the winner. Outdoors on the track he set a new personal best in the 5,000 meters when he clocked 13:10.00 in Heusden. Goucher's 2005 season was highlighted by a new personal best of 13:10.19 in the 5,000 meters from his eighth-place finish in Heusden. It was the first time he set a personal best in that event since 1999. Goucher started competing in track in seventh grade, trying all the events including the high jump and hurdles. He says he didn’t get serious about training until his sophomore year of high school…earned his degree in communications at Colorado…bypassed his final indoor season of collegiate eligibility so that he can run the open circuit…worked in summer of 1998 at the USOC’s International Games Preparation Warehouse…likes playing the drums and flying sailplanes…as a teenager, he won an essay contest sponsored by Soaring magazine, and took his first solo flight in a sailplane at age 15…married distance runner and former NCAA champion Kara Grgas-Wheeler Sept. 16, 2001.

2008: 7th at Olympic Trials in 10,000m (27:59.31)...Olympic Trials 5,000m finalist (DNF)
2007: 
3rd at USA Outdoor Championships 5,000m (13:31.50)… 11th at World Outdoors (13:53.17)...runner-up at USA XC Champs (37:35)…5th at adidas Track Classic in 1,500m (3:37.13)…10th at Nike Prefontaine Classic 2 mile (8:26.46)…2nd in 1,500m at Cuxhaven (3:39.48)…1st in 3,000m at Lignano (7:40.09)…8th in 5,000m at Heusden (13:10.19)…ranked #3 at 5,00m in U.S. by T&FN…best of 13:10.19.
2006:
4th in 5,000m at AT&T USA Outdoors (13:18.93)… 8th at Heusden (13:10.00PR)…7th at adidas Classic (3:38.20)…3rd in 2-mile at Nike Prefontaine Classic (8:12.73)…9th at London Grand Prix (13:15.94)…2nd at Beaverton (3:58.21)…13th in 10,000m in Brussels (27:59.41)…2nd at Lignano (7:45.5h)…ranked #2 at 3,000m, #4 at 5,000m, #9 at 10,000m in U.S. by T&FN…bests of 3:58.21, 13:10.00, 27:59.41.
2005:
8th at USA Outdoor Champs (13:27.65)...runner-up at USA Cross Country 4 km Champs (11.39)...2nd at Cuxhaven (3:39.48)...9th at Prefontaine (3:57.23)...1st at Lignano (7:40.09)...8th at Heusden (13:10.19PR)...ranked #4 at 3,000m, #8 at 10,000m in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 7:40.09, 13:10.19.
2004:
19th in 5,000m at Olympic Trials (13:58.55)…9th at Prefontaine Classic 1,500m (3:41.21
)…best of 13:58.55.
2003: Runner-up at 5000m at USA Outdoors (13:35.67)…8th at Nike Prefontaine Classic 5000m (13:35.77)…ranked #3 at 3000m, #4 at 5000m in U.S. by T&FN…bests of 7:48.72 & 13:35.67.

2002:
Did not compete.
2001: 
3rd in 5000m at USA Outdoors (13:30.36)…11th in 5,000m at World Outdoor (13:24.00)…2nd in mile at Peregrine Systems U.S. Open (3:55.47)…ran fastest 3,000m by an American in 2001 in Monaco (7:34.96PR)…3:36.54 1,500m PR July 17 in Stockholm…ranked #3 at 1500m & #2 at 5,000m in U.S. by T&FN…bests of 3:36.54, 7:34.96 and 13:22.29.
2000:
Coming back from a number of injuries, including an Achilles problem, Goucher won the 5,000 at Olympic trials (13:27.06)...13th in Olympic 5000m (13:43.20)...won both Short Course (4k) and Long Course (12k) national cross country championships...skipped the World Cross Championships because of a sore Achilles tendon...ranked #1 U.S. at 5000m...best of 13:24.34 (1st heat, Olympic qualifying).
1999:
Won 5,000 at USA Outdoors (13:25.59)... 12th at World Champs (13:39.24)...ranked  #7 in 1500, #2 in 3,000 in U.S. and #2 in 5,000 by T&FN... bests of 3:38.50, 7:43.31 and 13:11.25.
1998:
Won NCAA outdoor (13:31.64 PR), NCAA Indoor 3000 (7:46.03CR) and NCAA XC ... won 3000 (7:55.57) and 5000 (13:38.23) at Big 12 Indoor...his 5000 clocking made him the second-fastest American collegian ever indoors... won 1500 (3:43.23) and 5000 (14:07.51) at Big 12...8th in Prefontaine Classic 5000 (13:33.20 PR)... ranked #6 in U.S. at 5000 by T&FN... best of 13:31.64, also 3:43.23 (1500) and 7:46.03 (3K).
1997:
Won 3000 at NCAA Indoor (7:54.20) ...3rd in NCAA outdoor 5000 (13:49.85)...4th in NCAA XC...won 3000 (8:01.23) at Big 12 Indoor...won 5000 (14:19.58) at Big 12; ...6th in USA Champs XC...ranked #5 in U.S. at 5000 by T&FN.... best of 13:34.13, also 7:54.20 (3k).
1996:
14th in Olympic Trials (14:36.20)... 4th in NCAA outdoor 5000 (13:50.31)...5th in 5000 at Mt SAC (13:33.3)...redshirted indoors...redshirted cross country season...ranked #10 in U.S. at 5000 by T&FN... best of 13:33.3, 3:41.96 and 1:51.77.
1995:
3rd in NCAA Indoor 5000 (13:59.71)... 6th in NCAA outdoor 5000 (14:41.27)...won 3000 (8:10.48) and 5000 (14:05.65) at Big 12 Indoor...won 5000 at Big 8 (14:00.30)... won Big 8 XC... best of 13:45.84, also 4:06.2 (mile), 8:00.38 (3K) and 8:46.04 (steeple).
1994:
Injured for senior year of HS track; did not compete...4th in Big 8 XC...won District 7 XC...2nd in NCAA XC champs.
1993:
Won FootLocker national HS XC ...bests of 1:53, 4:18, 9:35...’It’s Colorado; high schoolers just don’t run as fast up here.’
1992:
15th at Kinney (FootLocker) national HS XC champs.

 

3/20/07

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