Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Emma Coburn wins gold in steeplechase, sister goes wild watching

Emma Coburn wins gold in steeplechase, sister goes wild watching

That fact was not unnoticed by Jepkemoi, the 2015 champion, who claimed the bronze medal in an event usually dominated by Africans.

In this race, the field got a break early when one of the world's best, Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya, missed the turn for the water jump on the inside of the track and had to go back.

"The girl that came second, Courtney, I beat her in the Olympic final previous year and layer upon layer she's become a better athlete". Olympic champion and world record holder Ruth Jebet of Bahrain finished fifth after leading for the majority of the race but was dropped as the bell went. She picked herself up yet again but this time there was no way back in terms of having the reserves to contest the medals.

Frerichs entered the world championships with a personal-best time of 9:19.09; she ran a blistering 9:03.77 Friday.

It was here where Coburn seized her opportunity as she kicked on, completing the water jump easily before she found another boost in speed to clinch a superb triumph. She just 24 years old, won an NCAA title in 2016 as a member of the New Mexico Lobos and the qualified for the Olympics, where she finished 11th in the final.

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Coburn's sister, who unfortunately wasn't able to attend the race, was just as excited, if not more, as you can see in this video. "It is pretty incredible to get a championship record". I didn't expect a medal at halfway.

The two Americans outran two Kenyans to the finish line Friday and ended up 1-2 in the steeplechase at the world championships for the latest improbable triumphs for a stable of USA long-distance runners who keep getting stronger. "I just expected the others to finish quickly, so I just kept pushing to make sure I got that gold that I wanted so much".

Going into the closing weekend, the United States has eight gold medals. She ran an awesome race to get the championship record.

They were the fourth and fifth medals for the USA distance runners at the championships in London, including a bronze from Amy Cragg in the marathon, a bronze from Evan Jager in the men's steeplechase and a silver from Jenny Simpson in the 1,500 meters. Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto won gold.

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