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CUBuffs.com: Coburn Wins Steeplechase at U.S. Olympic Trials, Punches Ticket To Rio

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    Emma Coburn won the steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Trials, earning her second trip to an Olympic Games.


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    EUGENE, Ore. — Heading into Thursday night's 3,000-meter steeplechase final at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials, former Colorado all-star Emma Coburn was the heavy favorite.

    She didn't disappoint.

    The American record holder cruised to her second straight U.S. Olympic Trials Championship, her fifth overall U.S. Championship, to earn her second trip to the Olympic Games. Coburn's time of 9:17.48 was 3.44 seconds faster than the runner-up, Courtney Frerichs (9:20.92), which is the largest margin of victory in trials history. Colleen Quigley was third in 9:21.29. Frerichs and Quigley will join Coburn on the U.S. team in Rio.

    Coburn, who also made the Olympic team in 2012, ran a different style of race than what she has in the past. She didn't take the lead at the beginning, but stayed behind Ashley Higginson until there were two and a half laps remaining. Once Coburn moved to the lead, she was off and everyone knew it was a race for second and third.
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    Needed some good news tonight. Go Emma. Go Buffs!
     
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    To repeat what I said in the general Olympic Trials thread, congrats to Ms. Coburn!

    And, congrats to all the Buffs today for a solid day of competing, even for the couple who JUST missed their goals of advancing or qualifying.

    A few video interviews (presented by letsrun.com) with Buffs after yesterday's races (each in the 2-3 minute race)-
    Emma Coburn-

    Shalaya Kipp-

    Jenny Simpson-

    Ben Saarel-


    Separate Coburn interview from the Oregonian-


    And, from Dyestat- http://www.dyestatpro.com/gprofile....7-48-U-S-Olympic-Team-Trials-Track-Field-2016
     
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    Denver Post article on Ms. Coburn's win and Ms. Kipp's effort (includes quotes from Coach Wetmore)-


     
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    Emma Coburn is just amazing. At the finish of the race, the runners finishing second and third looked beat but Emma still seemed almost fresh, jogging over to the stands while the other two seemed ready to collapse.
     
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    I noticed that too. Coburn was all like "ok, glad to have that out of the way". I'm sure it's much harder than she makes it look.
     
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    If you follow her on Instagram, she is very intense with her workouts and that is only what she shares
     

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