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Tue, 18 Sep 2018

Photos – The Emma Coburn Story

Photos – The Emma Coburn Story

Photos – The Emma Coburn Story

Emma Coburn (born October 19, 1990) is an American middle distance runner who specializes in the 3000 meter steeplechase.

Photos – The Emma Coburn Story

At the 2017 World Championships in London, Coburn won the 3000 metres steeplechase with a time of 9.02.59, breaking her own American record.

Photos – The Emma Coburn Story

This made her the first American woman to win a gold medal in the steeplechase at either the World Championships or the Olympics.

Photos – The Emma Coburn Story

Previously, she set an American record of 9:07.63 in the 3000 meter steeplechase to win a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Photos – The Emma Coburn Story

This also made her the first American woman to win any Olympic medal in that event.

Photos – The Emma Coburn Story

Her other achievements in the event include reaching the 2012 Olympic final (8th), and the World Championship finals in 2011 (10th) and 2015 (5th).

Photos – The Emma Coburn Story

She also won the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup.

Photos – The Emma Coburn Story

She is a seven-time (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018) United States National Champion.

Photos – The Emma Coburn Story

Coburn qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team in the 3000 meter steeplechase, joined in the event by her University of Colorado teammate Shalaya Kipp.

Photos – The Emma Coburn Story

At age 21, Coburn was the youngest runner on the American team at the 2012 Olympics.

Photos – The Emma Coburn Story

In her Olympic heat, she placed third with a time of 9:27.51, automatically qualifying for the final.

Picture courtesy – Emma Coburn (Instagram)

 

 

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