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Amazing Steeplechase Comeback Win - Victoria Mitchell
Australian athlete Victoria Mitchell falls at the final water jump in the women's 3000m steeplechase at the 2014 IAAF Melbourne World Challenge athletics meet but still manages to come from behind for the amazing win in a Commonwealth Games B-Qualifying time of 9:56.25!...more

Emma Coburn is Over the Hurdles
In June 2013, as Emma Coburn signed on Team New Balance's dotted line, the newly professional steepler was sidelined with a lower-back injury. But a quick review of her resume reveals why no one was worried....more

#BigSky25 Greatest Women's Moments - No. 8 NAU's Ida Nilsson Wins Two National Titles
The former Northern Arizona University standout won two NCAA national championship – one indoor and one outdoor – in two different events, in two different years in two different states. Her championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000 meters rank eighth on the Big Sky Conference's list of "25 Greatest Women's Moments.''...more

2-time USA Champ Emma Coburn joins elite miler field at 2014 Millrose Games
In addition to teenage track sensation Mary Cain, the women’s field also includes two-time USA steeplechase champion, Emma Coburn; the fourth-fastest American at 1500 meters in 2013, Gabe Grunewald; the 1500-meter bronze medalist at the 2013 USA Outdoor Championships, Cory McGee; Villanova University star, Emily Lipari; and Alexa Efraimson, the youngest Wanamaker Mile entrant at age 16 and the winner of the girls’ race at the 2013 Nike Cross Nationals. The Millrose Games women’s record for the mile is 4:21.45, run by Rumania’s Doina Melinte in 1988. ...more

Stephanie Garcia interviewed after winning the 1-mile indoor steeplechase at New Balance Games
(01/26/14) interviewed Stephanie Garcia after she won the 1-mile indoor steeplechase at New Balance Games in 4:48.97...more

Thoughts from an Indoor Steeplechaser
Stephanie Garcia gives her thoughts on racing the indoor steeplechase prior to competing in the event at the New Balance Games on January 25....more

French record holder Sophie Duarte finds her second wind
Freshly crowned European cross country champion Sophie Duarte wants to carry her recent form into the main event of the summer – the 2014 European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund track in Zurich. She is renowned as a 3000m steeplechaser, finishing fifth at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka in 2007, and also holds the French national record with 9:25.62....more

Sudha Singh sets meet record at India's National Championships
Running a lone race in a poor field, Sudha had no one except chief National coach Bahadur Singh to shout encouraging words. Sudha’s time of 10:09.04s bettered her own mark of 10:09.56s set at Kochi in 2010....more

Milcah Chemos Confirms She's the Best in the World
2013 World Champion Milcah Chemos of Kenya confirmed she’s the best in the world tonight in the women’s steeple as the Belgacom Memorial Van Damme as she came from behind after the last water jump to get the win in a meeting record of 9:15.07 after a last lap of 66.71. In the process, Chemos won $50,000 – $10,000 for the race and $40,000 for the Diamond League series title....more

Milcah Chemos Cheywa wins gold in Moscow
Milcah Chemos Cheywa of Kenya won the gold medal in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase at the world championships on Tuesday. The African record holder won in 9 minutes, 11.65 seconds, the fastest time of the year....more

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