Emma Coburn (born October 19, 1990) is an American middle-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 meter steeplechase.
At the 2017 World Championships in London, Coburn won the 3000 metres steeplechase with a time of 9.02.58, breaking her own American record. This made her the first American woman to win a gold medal in the steeplechase at the World Championships.
Previously, she set an American record of 9:07.63 in the 3000 meter steeplechase to win a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games. This also made her the first American woman to win any Olympic medal in that event.
Her other achievements in the event include earning a silver medal at the 2019 World Championships, reaching the 2012 Olympic final (8th), and the World Championship finals in 2011 (10th) and 2015 (5th).
She also won the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup. She is an eight-time (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019) United States National Champion.
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.
Height : 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
Weight : 54 kg or 119 lbs