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Emma Coburn

Middle Distance Runner; First American Woman to Win the Gold Medal in Steeplechase

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 Emma Coburn Biography

Emma Coburn is an American middle distance runner and the (2011, 12, 14, 15) United States National Champion in the 3000 meter steeplechase. In the 2011 IAAF world Athletics championships she was the only American to make the steeplechase final, finishing 12th. She came in 9th in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Emma Coburn finished second in the 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals Track and Field Championships in 2000 meter steeplechase in 6:42. She attended Crested Butte Community school.

While attending the University of Colorado, in 2010, Emma Coburn won the Big 12 steeplechase title as a sophomore and finished second in the NCAA championships. In 2011, as a junior, she won both the Big 12 indoor 3000 meter title, and the Big 12 and NCAA outdoor title in the 3000 meter steeplechase. Coburn won the 2011 USA outdoor title in the steeplechase and made the US steeple team at the World Championships in 2011 finishing 12th in the final. During her senior year in cross country Coburn finished in 20th place over the six kilometer distance at the NCAA national cross country championships and was Colorado's 2nd place runner contributing to an 11th-place team finish. In her first steeplechase of the 2012 season Emma Coburn became the fourth fastest American in history and the fastest American on US soil with her time of 9:25.28. The time was also a 12-second PR for Coburn, who redshirted the 2012 outdoor season at the University of Colorado to focus on the Olympic Trials.

Coburn was named the Pac-12 Track Athlete of the Week on April 30, 2013 after recording the best 3,000 steeplechase time in the world for the season.

Coburn qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team in the 3000 meter steeplechase, joined in the event by her University of Colorado teammate Shalaya Kipp.[ At age 21, Coburn was the youngest runner on the American team at the 2012 Olympics. In her Olympic heat, she placed third with a time of 9:27.51, automatically qualifying for the Olympic final. She came in 9th in the final, with a time of 9:23.54 - a then personal best.

In 2014, Coburn improved her 3000 m steeplechase best four times. At the Shanghai diamond league meeting, she ran 9:19.81, before improving this to 9:17.84 for third at the Eugene diamond league event and 9:19.72 to win her third US title in Sacramento. At the Paris Diamond League meeting she ran a 9:14.72 for a second-place finish. This moved her to second on the US all-time list behind Jenny Simpson. Then at the diamond league meet in Glasgow Grand Prix, Scotland, she broke Simpson's US record of 9:12.51, by running 9:11.42 and finishing second in the race to Ethiopian Hiwot Ayalew.

In 2015, Emma's indoor mile ranks 28th in the world and came back later that day to set a personal best in the 2000 meters 5:41.11. Emma ran an Olympic qualifying time (1500m) 4:05.1 in Eugene, Oregon at Prefontaine meet in May. Emma won steeplechase 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships to qualify for 2015 World Championships in Athletics.

In 2016, Coburn opened her outdoor season running 4:06.92 in 1500 meters at Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic hosted at Occidental College, Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field where she ran 9:10.76 3000 meter steeplechase.

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Emma Coburn

Middle Distance Runner; First American Woman to Win the Gold Medal in Steeplechase

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Emma Coburn Biography

Emma Coburn is an American middle distance runner and the (2011, 12, 14, 15) United States National Champion in the 3000 meter steeplechase. In the 2011 IAAF world Athletics championships she was the only American to make the steeplechase final, finishing 12th. She came in 9th in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Emma Coburn finished second in the 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals Track and Field Championships in 2000 meter steeplechase in 6:42. She attended Crested Butte Community school.

While attending the University of Colorado, in 2010, Emma Coburn won the Big 12 steeplechase title as a sophomore and finished second in the NCAA championships. In 2011, as a junior, she won both the Big 12 indoor 3000 meter title, and the Big 12 and NCAA outdoor title in the 3000 meter steeplechase. Coburn won the 2011 USA outdoor title in the steeplechase and made the US steeple team at the World Championships in 2011 finishing 12th in the final. During her senior year in cross country Coburn finished in 20th place over the six kilometer distance at the NCAA national cross country championships and was Colorado's 2nd place runner contributing to an 11th-place team finish. In her first steeplechase of the 2012 season Emma Coburn became the fourth fastest American in history and the fastest American on US soil with her time of 9:25.28. The time was also a 12-second PR for Coburn, who redshirted the 2012 outdoor season at the University of Colorado to focus on the Olympic Trials.

Coburn was named the Pac-12 Track Athlete of the Week on April 30, 2013 after recording the best 3,000 steeplechase time in the world for the season.

Coburn qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team in the 3000 meter steeplechase, joined in the event by her University of Colorado teammate Shalaya Kipp.[ At age 21, Coburn was the youngest runner on the American team at the 2012 Olympics. In her Olympic heat, she placed third with a time of 9:27.51, automatically qualifying for the Olympic final. She came in 9th in the final, with a time of 9:23.54 - a then personal best.

In 2014, Coburn improved her 3000 m steeplechase best four times. At the Shanghai diamond league meeting, she ran 9:19.81, before improving this to 9:17.84 for third at the Eugene diamond league event and 9:19.72 to win her third US title in Sacramento. At the Paris Diamond League meeting she ran a 9:14.72 for a second-place finish. This moved her to second on the US all-time list behind Jenny Simpson. Then at the diamond league meet in Glasgow Grand Prix, Scotland, she broke Simpson's US record of 9:12.51, by running 9:11.42 and finishing second in the race to Ethiopian Hiwot Ayalew.

In 2015, Emma's indoor mile ranks 28th in the world and came back later that day to set a personal best in the 2000 meters 5:41.11. Emma ran an Olympic qualifying time (1500m) 4:05.1 in Eugene, Oregon at Prefontaine meet in May. Emma won steeplechase 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships to qualify for 2015 World Championships in Athletics.

In 2016, Coburn opened her outdoor season running 4:06.92 in 1500 meters at Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic hosted at Occidental College, Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field where she ran 9:10.76 3000 meter steeplechase.

Emma Coburn Videos

  • Emma Coburn after advancing to 2017 Worlds steeple final - YouTube
  • WCH 2017 London – Emma Coburn USA 3000 Metres ...
  • Emma Coburn After Winning Steeplechase Gold! - YouTube

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  • How to book Emma Coburn?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Emma Coburn for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Emma Coburn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Emma Coburn or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Emma Coburn?

    Booking fees for Emma Coburn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Emma Coburn, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Emma Coburn?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Emma Coburn for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Emma Coburn for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Emma Coburn or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Emma Coburn or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Emma Coburn is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Emma Coburn for your event is available upon request. Emma Coburn generally travels from Boulder, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Allysa Seely, Adeline Gray, Courtney Conlogue, Nathan Adrian and Nzingha Prescod. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Emma Coburn for an upcoming event.

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  • Emma Coburn after advancing to 2017 Worlds steeple final - YouTube
    WCH 2017 London – Emma Coburn USA 3000 Metres ...
  • Emma Coburn After Winning Steeplechase Gold! - YouTube

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