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Emma Coburn- New American Record!

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by AztecBuff, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. AztecBuff

    AztecBuff Club Member Club Member

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    After showing continual improvement and closing in the American Record throughout this year, former Buff 3,000 meter steeplechaser Emma Coburn broke it today with a 9:11.42 time while finishing 2nd at the Glasgow Diamond League Meet. The former record of 9:12.50 was held by another former Buff and her training partner, Jenny Simpson.

    In addition to the great times, both former Buffs (Ms. Simpson in her current event the 1,500 meters) are VERY popular in the running community and doing CU proud with their gutsy, front running styles.

    Congrats to Ms. Coburn, and to her coaches Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs!

    For anyone wanting more of the story, a few links-

    Video highlight of the race- http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/25...burns-3K-Steeple-American-Record#.U8F3b_ldXng

    Post race interview- http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/25...-your-new-American-Record-holder#.U8F3RPldXng

    letsrun.com race report- http://www.letsrun.com/news/2014/07...simpsons-american-record-runs-911-42-glasgow/

    Edit- also found link to (low def) replay of whole race- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSexU1bi0Hs
     
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  2. BeBe

    BeBe Club Member Club Member

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    Congrats Emma!!
     
  3. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Outstanding!
     
  4. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    Steeplechase-U
     
  5. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Emma! The best of Colorado.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Emma is allsome!
     
  7. Highlander

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    Congrats to Emma and all those involved in making this happen!

    Edit: I just watched the highlights. Emma gave everything she had. Just an outstanding performance. It will be fun to watch her continue to grow - could be one of the few Americans to seriously threaten on the world scene down the road.
     
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  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Has there been an American taken seriously in the distance events since CU's Mary Decker-Slaney?
     
  9. Clean Undies

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  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    How could I forget Kara.

    I guess the better question is: has any college besides CU been developing American female distance runners that can compete on the international stage?
     
  11. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    Congratulations Emma!!!
     
  12. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    [video=youtube;U_v1yhFlnJc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_v1yhFlnJc[/video]
     

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