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Emma Coburn Discusses Her Big 2016 Season, Leaving her Coaches & the Future of the Womenís Steeple
(12/15/16)
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.ís first-ever medal in the womenís steeple. As if that werenít 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
(12/14/16)
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 Iím a full-time professional runner in Portland, Oregon. Here are five ways my life is different these days...more

Colleen Quigley Wins Club Cross
(12/12/16)
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

Colleen Quigley wants you to do your push-ups
(12/09/16)
Colleen is challenging fans to post on Instagram a video of themselves doing at least 20 push-ups. ...more

Russia's Zaripova stripped of London Olympics steeplechase gold medal
(11/21/16)
Zaripova, who tested positive for turinabol, was among 12 athletes, including seven medallists, who were disqualified from their events following re-testing of samples, the IOC said....more

CU to Honor Olympians Emma Coburn & Jenny Simpson On Oct. 1
(09/29/16)
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
(09/18/16)
In 2005 women's steeplechase was added to the World Championships meet and the partnership of SR with Ann Gaffiganís "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
(08/30/16)
Video: Behind the scenes with Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson ahead of Zurich 2016...more

Upcoming Major Steeplechase Events
(08/30/16)
Diamond League, World Challenge and more...more

Ruth Jebet Shatters the World Record
(08/27/16)
Ruth Jebet of Bahrain via Kenya took the womenís 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

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