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Goucher to serve as media analyst for Grandma's Marathon

Duluth native and former two-time Olympian Kara Goucher will join the broadcast team for this year’s Grandma’s Marathon.

Goucher will work as a finish line analyst for this year’s media simulcast.

She is the women’s event record-holder in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

Two-time Grandma’s Marathon champion and Dick Beardsley and former US Olympian Carrie Tollefson will continue to anchor the live coverage from the lead vehicles, working alongside fellow longtime race announcers Charlie Mahler and Chad Salmela.

Another two-time Grandma’s Marathon champion, Doug Kurtis, will continue in his usual role as analyst of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

All members of this year’s broadcast team will be guests on the Dick & Carrie Pre-Race Talk Show, which is scheduled for 4 p.m. on June 16 during the fitness expo.