Emma Coburn, Sam Kendricks take Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award and Jesse Owens Award as USATF athletes of the year November 20, 2017 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 November 8, 2017 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 on Juggling the Life of an Athlete, Event Organizer, and Bride-to-Be September 5, 2017 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 August 11, 2017 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 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
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