Emma Coburn demonstrates determination and momentum in every competition she participates. She is also a spokesperson for New Balance in the US.
Coburn continued the Colorado Buff line of steeplechasers to excel on the national and international stage. In 2011, Coburn became the second CU athlete to win the women’s USA steeple title while still in college. Following in the footsteps of her former teammate Jenny Simpson, Coburn bested the field of professional runners to win her first national title in 9:44.11. In 2012, Coburn took a redshirt year to focus her attention on the Olympic Trials, and it paid off as she won the Trials to secure her spot on the London team where she finished in the top-ten of the Olympic finals. In 2013 Coburn secured her second NCAA Outdoor title. A lifelong Colorado resident, Coburn has volunteered with Living Journeys Cancer Foundation and the Mountain Adventure Kid’s Camp while in high school.