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Emma Coburn signs with New Balance
New Balance has signed 2012 Olympic steeplechase finalist and two-time U.S. national champion Emma Coburn to a multi-year endorsement contract....more
2013 NCAA Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase: Emma Coburn Wins As Colleen Quigley Gets The "A"
From the gun, it was essentially a two-woman race between Coburn and Colleen Quigley of Florida State. Aside from Quigley approaching Coburn throughout the race, Coburn steadily maintained her lead and eventually crossed the finish line a champion. From day one of the NCAA Championships through the final day, Coburn proved her number one ranking and continues to hold as a serious contender in the women’s 3000 meter steeplechase....more
Lidya Chepkurui Gets her Second Diamond League Victory In Dominating Fashion
At the IAAF opener in Doha, Kenya’s Lidya Chepkurui was viewed as a big surprise as the non-Olympian beat five of the top six from last year’s Olympics. Well, this afternoon in New York, in a rematch with the runner-up from Doha (Ethiopia’s 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Sofia Assefa), Chepkurui showed that her win in Doha was no fluke as she won again in very similar fashion...more
Florida State's Colleen Quigley wins East Regional, scares school record
Running at the front from the gun, 2012 All-American Colleen Quigley ran away from the first heat field, winning in a personal-best time of 9:49.44, which is off the school record held by 2012 Olympian Barbara Parker (9:48.42).
"I wasn't training through this," said Quigley. "I was peaking for this so I was ready for a hard effort and a PR. It felt surprisingly easy. ... It's just kind of fun to see how fast I can run by myself and I know I can go faster if I had people to push me."...more
Emma Coburn wins NCAA West Prelim Title
“Days like this are funny because you are sitting in your hotel room ready to go and then it’s an hour delay, then a two-hour delay and then a three-hour delay,” Coburn said. “It kind of messes up your schedule a little bit, but everyone has to deal with it, so it doesn’t make it a disadvantage to a specific athlete. I liked it because we got to run in perfect Austin weather.”...more
Adidas Grand Prix Preview: Lyda Chepkurui, Sofia Assefa top Women's Steeplechase Field
The IAAF opener in Doha featured five of the top six from the 2012 Olympics and the surprise winner was 27-year old Lyda Chepkurui of Kenya. The non-Olympian got the victory in a new personal best of 9:13.75 (previous pb of 9:14.98) after a blistering last 1 km of 2:57.32 (last lap 67 low). Chepkurui, the 6th placer at the Kenyan Trials last year, will be New York and is the woman to beat.
Lydiah Lidya Chepkurui after the biggest win of her career
On paper there only seems to be one woman with a shot of beating her and that’s Doha runner-up and 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Sofia Assefa....more
Australia's Genevieve Lacaze earns World berth
Genevieve Lacaze will compete in the women’s 3000m steeplechase at the IAAF World Championships after running 9:37.62, an IAAF World Championships A-Qualifier and a personal best, to win at the Ponce Grand Prix....more
O'Connor defends her Big Ten title with a 10-second PR
Defending her 2012 3,000-meter steeplechase title, redshirt sophomore Leah O'Connor pushed ahead in the last 200-meters to earn the win. She won her second-straight gold medal honor by shaving 10 seconds off her personal-best time, clocking a 9:53.53. The mark moves her into third in the NCAA East Region and fifth in the nation. O'Connor has now won every Big Ten steeplechase that she has competed in as a Spartan....more
2013 Doha Women’s Steeplechase: Lydiah Chepkurui pulls off a big upset
The women’s steeple at the Diamond League opener in Doha, Qatar tonight featured five of the top six finishers from the London Olympics and four of the five women who went sub 9:10 last year.
In the end, the winner was a surprise. 27-year old Kenyan Lydiah Chepkurui, who came in with a 9:14.98 pb and didn’t make the Olympics last year (6th at Kenyan Trials), got the victory in a new personal best of 9:13.75 after a blistering last 1 km of 2:57.32 (last lap 67 low)....more
Coburn Runs World Leading Steeplechase Mark
STANFORD, Calif. – Just two days after a 1,500-meter race at the 104th Drake Relays in Iowa, University of Colorado senior Emma Coburn won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford on Sunday night with the best time in the world this year....more
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