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Kara Goucher pulls the curtain back on the world of elite running in new memoir

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Kara Goucher

In a new memoir, Kara Goucher pulls back the curtain on the world of elite running. Goucher lives in Boulder. Her memoir focuses on her years training with Nike. She describes a culture of abuse, and evidence she witnessed her coach and possibly her teammates use performance enhancing drugs. She also describes her personal transformation through her running career.

Her new memoir is "The Longest Race: Inside the Secret World of Abuse, Doping, and Deception on Nike's Elite Running Team."