All Three Rio Medalists to Face Off in Doha March 27, 2017 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 March 21, 2017 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 March 16, 2017 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
Emma Coburn Discusses Her Big 2016 Season, Leaving her Coaches & the Future of the Women's Steeple December 15, 2016 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 December 14, 2016 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
Colleen Quigley Wins Club Cross December 12, 2016 Supporting the adage that good steeplechasers make good cross country runners, Olympic steepler Colleen Quigley topped a strong field to win the USATF Club Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Tallahassee, Florida. ... more
Ruth Jebet Shatters the World Record August 27, 2016 Ruth Jebet of Bahrain via Kenya took the women’s 3000m steeplechase into a new stratosphere by running 8:52.78 at the Paris Diamond League meet to obliterate the old world record of 8:58.81 set by Gulnara Galkina when she won the 2008 Beijing Olympics.... more
The Controlled Chaos Of The Water Jump August 1, 2016 The steeplechase is like hurdles set to the music of "Yakety Sax." Instead of barriers that tip over, the steeplechase contains four immovable barriers and a 30-inch wall set in front of a 12-foot-long pool of water. Sound crazy? U.S. Olympic hopeful Emma Coburn shows how it's done.... more
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