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Emma Coburn on Juggling the Life of an Athlete, Event Organizer, and Bride-to-Be
Although racing is nearly done after I finish my season at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on September 10, I still have a few things to look forward to. I am balancing the life of an athlete, event organizer, and bride. I'm not sure which role suits me best, but I know I couldn't do it without the help of Joe, who balances the roles of coach, co-event organizer, and groom. ...more

Team USATF shocks distance world with 1-2 finish in women’s steeple
Team USATF made a splash by having its biggest distance-running medal haul in generations at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. But nothing, it seems, prepared the track world for the stunning 1-2 finish in the women's steeplechase by Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs Friday night at the IAAF World Championships in London....more

All Three Rio Medalists to Face Off in Doha
Ruth Jebet flew past the competition in Rio to become Bahrain's first-ever Olympic gold medallist. Less than two weeks later, she smashed the world record at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris with a time of 8:52.78. Kenya's world champion Hyvin Kiyeng and US record-holder Emma Coburn, the silver and bronze medallist in Rio, will also be aiming to start their outdoor season with a bang in Doha....more

Pain Has a Purpose by Leah O'Connor
Why do some people throw in the towel when faced with disappointment and bleak circumstances while others find the courage to continue marching forward? That's a question I've had to ask and research pretty extensively the last two years....more

The Healthy Reasons Why Emma Coburn Plans to Gain Weight for Her Wedding
Emma Coburn, the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist in the steeplechase, is the picture of athleticism anybody would expect from a world-class runner-chiseled, muscular, and fit. But the images of Coburn, 26, that appear in media like the 2016 ESPN Body Issue aren't exactly what she hopes to look like at her wedding in October...more

Steepler Frerichs leads team to national cross-country title.
Olympic steeple finalist Courtney Frerichs led Bowerman Track Club to a team championship in the senior (open) division of USATF 2017 national cross country meet on 4 Feb 2017 at Bend, Oregon. ...more

Steeplers aid USA team setting women's indoor relay World Record.
Leadoff and anchor legs for USA team were run by the two-fastest ever USA women in 3000m steeplechase: Emma Coburn (9:07.63) and Jennifer Simpson (9;12.50) ....more

Olympian Bridget Franek Named to Akron Track and Field Coaching Staff
In 2012 Franek achieved her personal best 9:29.52 for 3000m steeplechase -- placing fourth in Aviva Grand Prix meet in London where on August 4 she ran 9:29.86 in an Olympic Games heat -- advancing to the final....more

Emma Coburn Discusses Her Big 2016 Season, Leaving her Coaches & the Future of the Women's Steeple
2016 was a banner year for American distance running, and few Americans had a better season than steeplechaser Emma Coburn. Coburn broke the American record in May at the Prefontaine Classic (9:10.76), then lowered it in Rio (9:07.63) to earn the U.S.'s first-ever medal in the women's steeple. As if that weren't enough, she got engaged to longtime boyfriend (and former University of Colorado All-American) Joe Bosshard in November and on December 2 made headlines again as she announced she was splitting from coaches Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs, who had mentored her since she enrolled at Colorado in 2008. Coburn will remain in Boulder in 2017, where Bosshard will take over as her coach....more

Courtney Frerichs: 5 things that are different now that I'm a pro
What a difference a year makes! At this time last year I was a student-athlete at the University of New Mexico, thinking about grades and winter break as much as training and racing. Now I'm a full-time professional runner in Portland, Oregon. Here are five ways my life is different these days...more

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