Continue reading... " 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. ... "