Bellevue official gets to know Japan

(The Seattle Times) Long-distance runner and two-time Olympian Kara Goucher has left her longtime sponsor Nike to sign on with a small women’s running-apparel company in Seattle — leaving behind a big paycheck for a chance to make a bigger impact on women runners.

As Goucher trains for the next two years to run in the 2016 Olympics, she’ll be sporting gear from Seattle-based Oiselle.

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