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CU to Honor Olympians Emma Coburn & Jenny Simpson On Oct. 1
University of Colorado will honor its two Olympic Bronze Medalists, Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson, on Saturday, October 1 at a variety of events....more

Steeple Report's Final Issue: #700
In 2005 women's steeplechase was added to the World Championships meet and the partnership of SR with Ann Gaffigan’s "Steeplechics" website began. In 2008 the event was included at Olympic Games in Beijing which I attended Some of my track associates then expected that my steeple pioneer role was done and I would return full time to an earlier project -- writing a track history book for which they had provided some content. This issue, number 700, is my last Steeple Report after 21 years of free SR results. I will continue updating USA all-time lists and some other content for Steeplechics website. ...more

Behind the Scenes with Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson
Video: Behind the scenes with Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson ahead of Zurich 2016...more

Upcoming Major Steeplechase Events
Diamond League, World Challenge and more...more

Ruth Jebet Shatters the World Record
Ruth Jebet of Bahrain via Kenya took the women’s 3000m steeplechase into a new stratosphere by running 8:52.78 at the Paris Diamond League meet to obliterate the old world record of 8:58.81 set by Gulnara Galkina when she won the 2008 Beijing Olympics....more

Simpson and Coburn aim for strong runs in Paris
Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn, Olympic bronze medallists in the 1500m and the 3000m steeplechase respectively, are out chasing fast times post-Rio...more

Colleen Quigley launches website
Check out steeplechaser and Team USA member for Rio Colleen Quigley's new website!...more

The Controlled Chaos Of The Water Jump
The steeplechase is like hurdles set to the music of "Yakety Sax." Instead of barriers that tip over, the steeplechase contains four immovable barriers and a 30-inch wall set in front of a 12-foot-long pool of water. Sound crazy? U.S. Olympic hopeful Emma Coburn shows how it's done....more

Emma Coburn + Bowerman Track Club = Steeplechase Olympic Team
On a rainy night at Hayward Field, Emma Coburn asserted her dominance and new Bowerman Track Club teammates Colleen Quigley and Courtney Frerichs kicked their way to their first Olympic team. Coburn ran 9:17 to win her second straight Olympic Trials steeplechase. Frerichs—the 2016 NCAA champ and collegiate record-holder—looked to be out of it with 400 meters to go as she trailed Stephanie Garcia by more than two seconds. But Quigley and Frerichs outkicked Garcia to give coach Jerry Schumacher two Olympians in the same event. ...more

Emma Coburn leads rapid rise of U.S. women steeplechase talent
Heading the U.S. team to Rio is American record holder Emma Coburn. Coburn ran away with the Thursday’s Olympic Trials final in a meet record 9:17.48. The leading American medal hopeful, Coburn faces stiff competition from international opponents, particularly Ruth Chebet of Bahrain and Hyvin Jepkemoi of Kenya, both of whom challenged the world record earlier this year. ...more

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