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Emma Coburn, Sam Kendricks take Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award and Jesse Owens Award as USATF athletes of the year
In London at the IAAF World Championships, Coburn led a shocking 1-2 Team USATF finish after snatching the lead on the final lap in one of the seasonís most dramatic races, considered the strongest womenís steeplechase field ever assembled. Coburnís winning time of 9:02.58 set a championship record and American record, and she became the first American since Hall of Famer Horace Ashenfelter in 1952 to win a steeplechase gold in a global championship. It also marked the first time in history Americans have gone 1-2 in an Olympic or World Championships steeplechase, as teammate Courtney Frerichs finished second. ...more

Frerichs in 'fantasy land' after London steeplechase silver
At an IAAF World Championships London 2017 full of surprises, there were few bigger than the sight of Courtney Frerichs chasing home her American compatriot Emma Coburn and taking the silver medal in the women's 3000m steeplechase. Prior to the World Championships, you could have been forgiven a little for saying "Courtney who?" Frerichs finished 2016 not even as the second-ranked US runner in her event and was down in a modest 16th place on last year's world lists....more

Emma Coburn just had the wedding every running couple dreams of
Coburn had yet another reason to celebrate when she and husband Joe Bosshard said "I do" in Hawaii this past weekend. And their wedding was straight out of a running couple's fairytale. ...more

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 womenís 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

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