11 Aug '17, 10pm

.@emmajcoburn calls it "the perfect race." The US women dominated in the steeplechase #London2017

.@emmajcoburn calls it "the perfect race." The US women dominated in the steeplechase #London2017

“I’m speechless,” said Coburn. “I don’t think anyone thought we’d have two medals tonight. I thought on a perfect day I could sneak in for a medal, but Joe [Bosshard, Coburn’s coach] kept reminding me anything is possible.” Jonathan Brady - PA Images World record holder Ruth Jebet of Bahrain led through the opening two kilometers in a swift 6:03.60, and at that point both Coburn and Frerichs were just clinging on to her and a trio of Kenyans. “The plan was to just risk it and if it meant I blew up, I’d rather do that than not try at all,” Coburn said. “I felt strong and seeing Courtney right there gave me motivation that if she’s doing this, I can do it too.” With 300 meters to run, Frerichs charged to the lead on the outside, then around the final turn Coburn made her decisive move, striking for gold and turning for home in front. It was a long run to the finish, though, ...

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