Published: Aug. 17, 2016

Very few Olympians get to leave the games with a medal around their neck, but Colorado's very own Emma Coburn will leave as one of the elite after earning the bronze medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Monday morning.

In addition to her third place performance, Coburn broke her own American record, improving her time by over three seconds to 9 minutes, 7.63 seconds.

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Emma Coburn at the Rio Olympics