|Coburn running in CU kit at the Trials|
Fronting the women's team was Emma Coburn (two time National Champion) and Shalaya Kipp, both collegiates from the University of Colorado (Waddup!). Coburn made the finals - along with the third member of team USA, Bridget Franek - and ran to a 9th place finish in a personal best time of 9min 23s. Results here. (Race video here - beginning at 2:26:30).Coburn redshirted her senior year of eligibility at CU to train exclusively for London. It's the second straight Olympics that the top American Steeplechaser hails from CU (U.S. record holder Jenny Simpson in '08).
|Jager and Cabral drive the early pace|
An incredible observation: Kenya has won steeplechase gold in every Olympic year they've sent a team going back to 1968 (African boycott in '76; Soviet boycott in 1980). That's 44 years. Below is some video of the finish in '68. The leader on the final turn is none other than Silver City's George Young, who finished in bronze.
1968 Olympic Steeplechase Final - Mexico City
2012 London Olympics
- Olympic 800m Recap
- Olympic 1500m Recap
- Olympic 3000m Steeplechase Recap
- Olympic 5000m Recap
- Olympic 10,000m Recap
- Olympic Marathon Recap
- Week One: The Olympic Vortex