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Women's Steeplechase Report 671:

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Marta Dominguez Stripped of 2009 World Title
Dominguez has been stripped of her 2009 world steeplechase title and given a three-year doping ban in 2013, when abnormalities were found in her blood passport dating back to 2009. But the Spanish athletics federation, of which Dominguez had been a vice-president, cleared her in 2014. However, that decision has now been reversed on appeal by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas)....more

Eilish McColgan: Six things nobody tells you about injury and rehab
Scottish steeplechaser Eilish McColgan, beset by an ankle injury which put paid to her 2015 season, gives tips on surviving the rollercoaster ...more

Russia Had State Sponsored Doping Program and Could Be Banned from Track and Field In Olympics
The 300+ page WADA report outlines systematic state-sponsored doping in Russia, including the lab destroying 1,400 samples on purpose ...more

Jepkemoi Takes Women’s Steeplechase Title at Worlds
Jepkemoi squeaked out her win by a fraction of a second in 9:19.11 over two strong rivals, Tunisia’s Habiba Ghribi and Germany’s Gesa Krause, in a tactical race. The three medalists finished in a span of just 9/100ths of a second....more

Emma Coburn Thought She'd Be First U.S. Medalist in World Steeple
With 200 meters to run, Emma Coburn could almost feel the medal in her hands. The American led into the final lap of the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Wednesday, but not long after, the medal began to slip from her grasp....more

Women's Steeplechase FINAL: 21:00 Local/9:00 ET on Wed, Aug 26th
The field is set for the women's steeplechase final at Bird's Nest Stadium in Bejing on Wednesday, August 26th, at 21:00 local time/9:00 ET. This marks the 10-year anniversary of the women's steeplechase being included in the IAAF World Championships program....more

Aisha Praught to Compete for Jamaica in the Steeplechase
"It's like you grew up watching the movie Cool Runnings and I'm here now doing my own weird thing," she laughed. The 25-year-old Oregon-based distance runner told The Gleaner that meeting her Jamaican father for the first time, two years ago in Berlin, played a big role in her decision to represent the Caribbean island that she has always felt deeply connected to....more

Emma Coburn Sets Meet Record In Women’s Steeple as Stephanie Garcia and Colleen Quigley PR and Punch Their Tickets To Beijing
Emma Coburn, the fastest steepler in American history, won her fourth career US title (second straight) in the women’s steeplechase today at the 2015 USATF Outdoor Championships in impressive fashion as she set a new US meet record of 9:15.59 even though the race was run in 90-degree weather (34% humidity). Coburn broke her own meet record from last year of 9:19.72, which was also achieved in hot conditions....more

2015 USATF Championships
Only 15 women are listed as qualified, accepted and declared for the women's steeplechase at this weekend's USA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, OR. A steeple semi-final on June 25 is required by USATF rule 166 IF "more than 18 report" for competition. Since just 15 qualified, it is reasonable to assume that this will be a final-only competition....more

Coburn leads surging women’s steeplers into Nationals
Already this year, nine Americans have broken 9:40 (something only six did in the last championship season, 2013) and four have broken 9:32 (something only Coburn and Stephanie Garcia did before USAs last year)....more

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