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USA’s Coburn takes bronze in 3000m steeplechase

Athletics - Olympics: Day 10

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Emma Coburn of the United States competes in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase final on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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Emma Coburn has his first Olympic medal, and its the first women’s steeplechase medal in American history.

The Colorado native ran a 9:07.63 in the 3000m steeplechase final, well ahead of fourth and a half-second from silver.

Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet took gold with a 8:59.75, while Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi snared silver.

USA’s Colleen Quigley finished eight, and American runner Courtney Frerichs was 11th.

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