High Hopes For U.S. Distance Olympians

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jul. 31, 2012
  • Updated Jul. 31, 2012 at 10:01 AM UTC
Colorado's Emma Coburn made it look easy in winning the U.S. Olympic Trials steeplechase. She'll have her hands full in London. Photo:

Women’s Steeplechase

(9:43.00 / 9:48.00) – Final, Monday, August 6
Olympic Record (8:58.81), Gulnara Samitova-Galkina, Russia, Beijing 2008
World Record (8:58.81), Gulnara Samitova-Galkina, Russia, Beijing 2008
U.S. Record (9:12.50), Jenny Barringer, 2009

Last American gold medal (not yet)
Last American medal (not yet, best U.S. finish 9th by Jenny Barringer, Beijing 2008)

* Emma Coburn (Crested Butte, CO), 2012 Olympic Trials champion; 2011 NCAA steeplechase champion
* Bridget Franek (Eugene, OR), 2010 NCAA steeplechase champion
* Shalaya Kipp (Salt Lake City, UT), 2012 NCAA steeplechase champion

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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