Emma Coburn is a middle-distance runner from the USA known for her skills in the game of steeplechase. Along with steeplechase, she is also known for 3000m and 5000m running events. She has three All-American titles and has won the NCAA Championship thrice.
Besides winning many titles at a national level, Coburn is also an international athlete who has represented the USA in many international events, including the Olympics. She has represented the USA in the Olympics in the 3000m steeplechase event three times and even won bronze during the 2016 Olympics. However, the 2020 Olympics did not go well for her. She fell during the game and got disqualified for touching the delimiting railing.
Biography & Wiki Summary
|Date of birth
|October 19, 1990
|33 years old
|Place of birth
|Boulder, Colorado, USA
|Crested Butte, Colorado, USA
|Joe Coburn and Willy Coburn
|Professional Middle Distance Runner
|5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Emma Coburn’s Net Worth
Coburn is a three-time Olympian with years of experience and titles earned during national and international events.
Besides these experiences and titles, she has also earned a fortune as an athlete.
So, despite not knowing the exact amount, it is still safe to assume that she has enough money and a decent net worth.
Height, Weight, and Physical Measurements
The six-time All-American titleholder has a great stature like many other female athletes.
She stands tall at 5 ft 8 in and weighs only 54 kg. Her body is ripped and toned by all the intense training.
Emma Coburn’s Personal Life and Family
Coburn was born in Boulder, Colorado but grew up in Crested Butte, along with her two brothers and one sister. She was born to her loving parents, Bill and Annie, who always supported her.
The nine-time national champion grew up in a close household where everyone was close to each other.
Her family is still close and even celebrates many occasions together.
However, Coburn and her family members have maintained privacy when it comes to the details of their life.
Emma Coburn’s Husband and Relationship
Coburn is a married woman. She married her longtime boyfriend turned boyfriend, Joe Hosshard, in 2017.
The couple has not shared how they met or where they met, but they have shared that they dated since 2008 before tying the knot.
Despite more than six years of dating and four years of marrying, the couple is still going strong.
Hosshard also has been coaching Coburn since 2016. He is her biggest supporter and mentor, and she loves every bit of it.
Coburn completed her high school at Crested Butte High school. After high school, she joined the Crested Butte community college for her higher studies.
However, later she transferred to the University of Colorado, where she earned a degree in marketing in 2013.
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The star athlete started her career in sports a bit later than many athletes. She started running when she got into college.
During her junior year in college, she became the Pac-12 steeplechase champion and even came in twelfth position during the 2011 World Championship. It boosted her confidence, and she continued running even in her senior year.
In her senior year, she ran in the cross country during the NCAA National Cross Country and became the second runner up from Colorado.
During her active season of 2012, she added more achievements to her name. She became the fastest American on US soil and the fourth-fastest American in history.
While still competing in many national and international events, Coburn also made it to the 2012 London Olympics to compete in the 3000m steeplechase, where she came in eighth place. During the London Olympics, she was the youngest athlete on the US Olympics team.
Her first time in the Olympics motivated her to work even more. Her hard work paid off as she won fifth place in the 2015 World Championship and was qualified to represent the USA again in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Coburn had gained a lot of experience from her first time in the Olympics. So, this time she made sure to bring a medal home and won a bronze in the 2016 Olympics.
The medal made her the first-ever American woman to make it into the top three in the 300m steeplechase during the Olympics.
It added more fuel to the burning passion of the three-time NCAA champion. She then went on to win the World Championship in 2017 and again set a record for being the first American woman to win the title in the 300m steeplechase.
While all this was going on, Coburn tried for the US Olympic team for the third time. And even this time, she made it to the team after coming in first place during the trial games of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Despite performing amazingly in the trial games, luck wasn’t on her side in the Olympics.
During the main event, she fell while running on the track and accidentally touched the delimiting railing, which got her disqualified/
After the game, Coburn felt anger, disappointment, and regrets. She blamed herself for what happened on the tracks. She could have come at the fourteenth place if not disqualified.