Professional Runner and Olympian Kara Goucher Joins Strava

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Strava, the online network connecting the global community of athletes, welcomes elite athlete Kara Goucher. Today’s announcement follows her 2014 New York City Marathon race confirmation. Strava members and fellow NYC marathon runners can follow Kara’s training activities for race day on Strava at strava.com/pros/karagoucher.

“I am so excited to be a part of the Strava community,” said Kara Goucher. “It’s a great place for me to share my training with my fans and a place to find inspiration because we can connect and encourage each other to reach our goals."

With the support from Oiselle, Skechers, Nuun Hydration, Zensah and Soleus, Kara will be competing in the 2014 New York City Marathon in addition to pursuing her third Olympic Games. Kara made her marathon debut in New York City in 2008, where she placed third in the race. She competed on the U.S. Olympic team in 2008 and 2012.

 “Part of what makes the Strava experience so inspiring is the ability to connect with professional athletes you look up to,” said Alyssa Berman, Director of Brand Marketing at Strava. “We’re excited to have Kara join our running community and look forward to following her training activity for the NYC Marathon and beyond.”

 Hundreds of professional athletes have joined Strava to track and share their running and cycling activities online. Strava provides their fans with insight into how they train to perform at the top of their sport. Strava’s social features, including the ability to give and receive kudos and comments and share photos, provide professional athletes with an authentic platform to connect with fans from around the world. To discover professional athletes on Strava, visit strava.com/pros.

About Kara Goucher

Kara Goucher is a professional runner, inspirational mentor, proud mother and loving wife. She graduated from the University of Colorado with three Division I NCAA championships in cross-country, the 3000m and 5000m. She is a two-time Olympian, an American record holder, World Championships bronze medalist, and one of the most accomplished female distance runners of all time. In addition to her professional resume, Kara is an inspiration to people everywhere. In December of 2013, Kara launched her interactive website, karagoucher.com in which she can interact with her readers. She has created a social community where fans are encouraged to ask questions and reach out to Kara on a personal level.

About Strava

Strava is the online network that connects the global community of athletes. Founded in 2009, millions of athletes have joined Strava for the competition and camaraderie found in tracking and sharing their fitness activities. The company’s free mobile apps and website help members discover and plan workouts, record and share activities, and analyze and compare performance. Strava’s ability to connect athletes around the world makes fitness a more social experience, providing extra motivation even when training alone. www.strava.com

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