|Emma Coburn Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||October 19, 1990|
Emma Coburn is an American middle-distance runner who is a specialist in the 3000 meters steeplechase event in which she has won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2017 World Championships, the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2019 World Championships, and the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In the same event, representing the Americas, she had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2014 Marrakech IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Continental Cup. She has also won the United States National Championship on multiple occasions (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), dominating the event throughout the 2010s.
Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, United States
Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado, United States
Emma had attended the Crested Butte Community School, a K-12 school in Crested Butte, Colorado. After her high school graduation in 2008, she had joined the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), a public research university in her hometown of Boulder. She had graduated from there in 2013 with a degree in marketing.
- Father – Bill Coburn
- Mother – Annie Coburn
- Siblings – Joe Coburn (Brother), Willy Coburn (Brother), Gracie Coburn Willette (Sister)
- Others – William E. Coburn (Grandfather), Carey Willette (Brother-in-Law) (Fly Fisherman), August Willette (Nephew), Daisy Willette (Niece)
Steeplechase, 3000 meters, 1500 meters
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
54 kg or 119 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Emma has dated –
- Joe Bosshard (2017-Present) – Emma got married to her coach Joe Bosshard in a ceremony in Hawaii in October 2017.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of American descent.
- Toned physique
- Center-parted, long, straight hair
- Radiant face
Emma has been sponsored by –
- New Balance
- Nuun Hydration
- COROS Wearables
- Momentous Vitamins
Emma Coburn Facts
- When Emma had qualified for the 2012 Olympics, in the 3000 meters steeplechase event, she was just 21 years old and the youngest runner in the American contingent. She had stood 3rd in her heat and had qualified for the final where she had finished a creditable 8th with a personal best time of 9:23.54.
- In the calendar year 2014, she had improved her personal best time on 4 different occasions – to 9:19.81 at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting, to 9:17.84 at The Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, to 9:14.72 at the Paris Diamond League meeting, before breaking the American record by clocking 9:11.42 at the Diamond League meet in Glasgow.
- When she had won the ‘Bronze’ medal in the 3000 meters steeplechase event at the 2016 Rio Olympics, she had become the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in that event. She had also set a new American record there with a time of 9:07.63.
- When she had won the ‘Gold’ medal in the 3000 meters steeplechase event at the 2017 World Championships, she had become the first American woman to win a steeplechase ‘Gold’ medal at either the World Championships or the Olympics. She had also broken her own American record with a time of 9:02.58.
- At the same event, Courtney Frerichs had won the ‘Silver’ medal. This had made Emma and Courtney the first American pair to win the ‘Gold and Silver’ double at any individual World Championships or Olympics race longer than 400 meters since the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games.
Featured Image by Emma Coburn / Instagram