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Emma Coburn Wins $30,000 as She Outkicks Hiwot Ayalew For The First Time Ever
Emma Coburn ended the most successful year of her career with a big $30,000 win at the Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, outkicking her rival Hiwot Ayalew for the first time to get the win in 9:50.67....more

The Great Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn Steeplechase Rivalry
Before they shared the distinctions of being NCAA champions and Olympians and of holding the American record in the same event—the 3,000-meter steeplechase—Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn shared something more intimate: a room....more

USA's Rachel Johnson Wins NACAC U-23 Championships Steeple Crown
Baylor track and field athlete Rachel Johnson closed out her 2014 season by winning gold in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NACAC U-23 Championships on Saturday....more

Spikes Magazine interviews Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn
"We are both very focused and driven athletes. When we come to practise we are ready to work really hard, but then when practise is done or our race is over we are normal people not robotic crazies. Jenny is a great person to have a conversation with or to go shopping with or to have a coffee with and that is what drew me to her off the track."...more

Emma Coburn Speaks after Setting American Record in Glasgow
“The goal was to win…When I got in the start line, I was just thinking to put the hammer down, go hard not necessarily for the record but to break my opponents.”...more

Emma Coburn Breaks the American Record!
Coburn's 9:11.42 in Glasgow makes her the 11th fastest performer ever, and slices a full second off of Jenny Simpson’s American record. [See article for video interview]...more

Emma Coburn Breaks Meet Record to Win 3rd U.S. Title
Coburn said that she was excited that Higginson broke 9:30 since now there are three Americans (Coburn, Higginson and Garcia) under 9:30 on the year. As for her race, Coburn said that she’s not always comfortable in the heat so she wanted to run with the group for the first couple kilometers. She felt good with 3.5 to go and decided to take it from there....more

Olympian Shalaya Kipp Explains The Steeplechase Race
What exactly is the steeplechase? It’s an obstacle course race on a track — and the obstacles can make runners and audiences cringe. “Yeah, it’s dangerous,” Kipp said. “I’ve seen girls miss the barrier, hit them in their stomach. People fall in the water.”...more

Leah O'Connor of Michigan State pulls away to win NCAA steeplechase
O'Connor passed Colorado's Shalaya Kipp with about 250 meters remaining, then ran away to win in a time of 9 minutes, 36.46 seconds. Marisa Howard of Boise State was a distant second, more than seven seconds behind O'Connor....more

Kate Zendell wins New Balance high school steeplechase title
Junior Kate Zendell won the New Balance national high school championship in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 6 minutes, 51.89 seconds....more

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