In honor of the upcoming Olympic trials this Saturday, here are photos from my favorite runnerd moment of 2011: meeting Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan.
It was at the Nike Women’s Marathon expo. They did a little Q&A session on an upper level stage and afterwards I camped out at the bottom of the stairway waiting for them, groupie style. When they finally came down, I was so excited, I was shaking.
What surprised me most about them? How incredibly friendly Shalane was, how tall Kara was, and how beautiful they both are in person.
Good luck, Shalane and good luck, Kara! Get out there and do what you do so well.