July 31, 2021

Tokyo 2020 Day 3 Morning Session: World Leader Randolph Ross Is Eliminated in 400m Prelims as All 3 American Women Advance to Steeplechase Final

Ross let up at the line and missed out on the final auto spot in his heat by .03. China’s Lijiao Gong won the women’s shot put as the USA’s Raven Saunders & New Zealand’s Valerie Adams took silver & bronze.
July 29, 2021

2020 Olympics Day 1 Morning Recap: Wale Runs, Ferlic & Bor Go Home, and Fast Times in the Women’s 100

The Olympic action got started this morning and it was full of drama as the US, Kenyan and Ethiopian champs in the men's steeple all failed to make the final. Benard Keter will be the only American in Monday’s steeple final but Canada has two guys in it. In the sprints, we learned the Tokyo track is FAST as in the women’s 100, 6 women broke 11, led by Marie Josee Ta Lou’s 10.78 African record.
June 22, 2021

Day 4 Rest of Meet: Sean McGorty Survives Steeple Scare, Chris Nilsen Upsets Sam Kendricks, & Will Claye Is Clutch

Sean McGorty almost lost a shoe but didn't panic and advanced while Chris Nilsen pulled off another upset in the pole vault and Will Claye was clutch in the triple jump.
November 08, 2019

American Record Holders Evan Jager & Courtney Frerichs React to the Steeplechase Losing Its Diamond League Status

The good news is that while the event won't be held at the DL championship, it will officially be held at five regular season Diamond League meetings, up from four in 2019.
October 04, 2019

Fabulous Friday: For One Night, Qatar Gets Its World Championship Moment

A big enthusiastic crowd, a world record, a hometown here, and a legend staying on top. Veteran journalist Elliott Denman put it best, "A great night for the sport of track and field."
October 04, 2019

Conseslus Kipruto Preserves Kenyan Steeplechase Streak by the Tiniest Margin Possible at 2019 World Championships

This was a World Championships final for the ages won by .01 by Conseslus Kipruto.
October 01, 2019

Men's Steeple Prelims: Conseslus Kipruto Looks Fantastic and Sends A Warning Shot - Discount Me At Your Own Peril

Conseslus Kipruto looked fantastic and he'll be joined in the final by all three Americans.
September 30, 2019

Beatrice Chepkoech Delivers: World Holder Doesn't Beat Herself, Wins Steeplechase World Title As Emma Coburn Gets Silver

The world record holder got a much deserved gold as Emma Coburn PRd to get silver.
September 27, 2019

Women's Steeple Prelims: Everything Goes According To Form As Coburn and Frerichs Cruise Through

Courtney Frerichs enjoyed the easiest 9:18 of her career and Emma Coburn raved about the Doha setup, “The air conditioning work.... I was very, very impressed with it. I think it’s gonna lead to some fast races. The track felt good, the crowd was loud. So it was a really good experience.”
September 26, 2019

Men's Steeplechase Preview: Will Kenya's 31-Year Streak of Dominance Come To An End?

There have been few constants in the world since 1988 other than the fact that ever global track championship, a Kenyan-born man has won the men's steeplechase title. 22 in a row. That streak could very well end in Doha.
July 29, 2019

USAs Day 4 Women's Distance: Ajee Wilson and Shelby Houlihan Win As Expected As Emma Coburn Wins #8

The favorites delivered in a big way in the three women's mid-d and distance finals on Sunday.
July 18, 2018

History in Monaco? Will an American hurdle the 8:00 or 9:00 barrier in the steeplechase in Monaco?

We are living in the golden age of American steeplechasing. Will the 8:00 or 9:00 be barrier be broken by an America for 1st time on Thursday in Monaco?
June 07, 2018

Women's steeple barrier set at men's height at Oslo Bislett Games, chaos ensues

Luckily no one was seriously injured. After things returned to normal, America's world champ Emma Coburn nearly go the twin.
May 22, 2017

How Much Do the World's Top Steeplechasers Practice Hurdle Form? For 2008 Olympic Champ Brimin Kipruto, the Answer is "Never"

Everyone prepares for the steeplechase in their own way, from the Olympic champion who claims he never practices hurdling to Evan Jager, who works on his hurdle form every week. consulted the experts to explore the differences between the top Kenyan and American steeplers and the importance of hurdle form.
August 15, 2016

Emma Coburn Wins America's 1st-Ever Women's Steeplechase Medal in Style as Bahrain's Ruth Jebet Claims Gold In Near World Record

Jebet missed the world record by less than a second as Coburn broke the American record in winning bronze.
August 23, 2015

History in the Steeplechase: The US Will Send Three Women to the Final for the First Time Ever

Emma Coburn, Stephanie Garcia and Colleen Quigley all advanced to Wednesday's final in the Bird's Nest after some quick qualifying heats. Coburn and Garcia both made it automatically, finishing third in their heats, while Quigley's 9:29 in heat 2 was enough to grab a time qualifier. Coburn will attempt to make some more history on Wednesday as she goes for the U.S.'s first-ever medal in the event.