Episode four:

hometown heroine – with emma coburn  


#004 – Emma Coburn is a World Champion middle distance runner, hailing from the “Americana idyll”of Crested Butte, Colorado. As the first ever American woman to win a World Championships gold medal in the 3000m steeplechase, she is also an 8-time national US Champion, 3-time NCAA Champion and 6-time All-American. She’s founder of the ‘Elk Run’ and Vice President of new athlete rights movement, The Athletics Association.

In this fourth outing of Athlete: The Other Side, Ben speaks to this home town heroine about her huge ambition to set the pace off the track just as she has done on it. Whether it be through her route into athlete advocacy, her culinary advice to fellow competitors, establishing her very own 5k run in her home town to support people with cancer, Emma demonstrates her entrepreneurial spirit and will give you, the listener, a glimpse into what is still to come in a career already littered with successes.

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Links: Olympics, Emma Coburn, Elk Run, USA Track & Field, Team USA, USADA, WADA, Crested Butte, Athletics Association

Voiceovers provided by actor Henry Hereford (Crossbones, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and True Blood).