Still riding high from their historic performance of winning bronze medals at the Rio Games, Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson now head to Paris and Zurich to race two final times this season in their respective events.
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Emma Coburn became the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, claiming bronze Monday morning while breaking her own American record.
Colorado’s Emma Coburn wins bronze in steeplechase at Rio Olympics, becomes 1st U.S. woman to ever medal in event
Boulder’s Emma Coburn claimed the first American medal ever in the steeplechase Monday morning, taking bronze in a race won by Ruth Jebet of Bahrain.
Coburn advanced easily in Saturday’s semifinals and will run in the finals of the event Monday morning.
Olympians Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn welcomed Thursday’s news that the ban against Russian track and field athletes competing in the Rio Olympics was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Europe.
Emma Coburn made her second-straight Olympic team in the women’s 3,000 meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, slowly gapping a field that could simply not keep up with her pace.
Day 7 on Thursday will feature numerous Colorado athletes, including Emma Coburn in her steeplechase final and Jenny Simpson in 1500 meter qualifying.
Emma Coburn crushed the American record in the steeplechase on Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., running 9:10.74 to break teammate Jenny Simpson’s mark.