USA’s Coburn takes bronze in 3000m steeplechase

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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.