EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- In the space of about an hour Friday, Kara Goucher went from pure elation to total despair.
Goucher, part of Nike's Oregon Project stable of runners, won the 5,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials, but then watched with sadness as her husband, Adam, lost his shot at joining the team in Beijing by finishing seventh in the 10,000 meters.
She was in tears as she said winning was a huge accomplishment but that she also was very sad.
Goucher, who finished second in the 10,000 earlier at Olympic trials, finished the 5,000 in 15 minutes, 1.02 seconds to earn the chance to go for the rare double.
Goucher, who moved to Oregon to train in the Oregon Project with coach Alberto Salazar, said she hopes to run both races in Beijing if her coaches think she should.
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