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Coburn Places Fifth at World Championships (Track)

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  1. RSSBot

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    Former Buff Emma Coburn placed fifth in the steeplechase at the IAAF World Championships, while Jenny Simpson was 11th in the 1500.

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    BEIJING — Former University of Colorado standout Emma Coburn earned a fifth place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2015 IAAF World Championships on Wednesday.

    Coburn ran valiant race, coming up just shy of a medal. Lalita Babar (India) went out by herself, leading by 15 meters, with Coburn tucked in in the main pack, near the front and on the rail. In due time, Coburn led the pack past Babar with 800 meters left and assumed the lead, with Tunisian Habiba Ghribi on her shoulder. Ghribi moved to the lead at the bell, with Coburn following.

    Coburn stumbled coming off the final backstretch hurdle, regained her stride and was third heading into the water pit, setting up a five-woman race in the homestretch. At the tape it was three women across, with Kenya’s Hyvin Jepkemoi winning in 9:19.11, Ghribi second in 9:19.24 and Germany’s Gesa Krause third in 9:19.25. Coburn, the top American, finished fifth in 9:21.78.
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  2. Gary Indiana

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    Aug 3, 2012
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    Great job, Emma!
  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    those legs, damn
  4. AztecBuff

    AztecBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Congrats to Ms. Coburn. Hope she keeps on working for the rest of this year (2 more Diamond League races to go) and comes on strong in the BIG Olympic year coming up.

    A few video post-race interviews I've found with both Ms. Coburn and Jenny Simpson. (Both showing themselves to be great representatives of CU with positive poised interviews even when the finishes don't sound satisfying to them.)-

    Emma Coburn:
    ~7 minutes with letsrun.com-

    ~1 minute from IAAF (sounds like maybe from the BBC)-

    Jenny Simpson:
    ~7 minutes with letsrun.com-

    ~2-1/2 minute highlight of her running without a shoe and interview with universal Sports-
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