2016 Rio Olympics Bronze Medalist - Steeplechase
2017 IAAF World Champion - Steeplechase
American Record Holder
5x US Champion
Emma Coburn is an American middle distance runner who specializes in the 3000 meter steeplechase. She became the World Champion in London 2017 in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9.02.59, breaking her own American record. This made her the first American woman to win a gold medal in the steeplechase at either the World Championships or the Olympics. Previously, Emma set an American Record of 9:07.63 in the 3000-meter steeplechase to win a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games. In doing so, she became the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in the event. Emma is a 5x US Champion and was a multiple time NCAA champion while at the University of Colorado. Born in Boulder, CO and raised in Crested Butte, Emma hopes to give back to the small town that his given her so much.
Emma hopes to use this race as a way to continue to inspire others to go after their dreams as well as encourage physical fitness and health. Emma hopes to show others the beauty of Crested Butte and bring runners to her favorite training trails, so they too can enjoy what the Gunnison Valley has given her.