Friends First, Coburn & Simpson Face Off At New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
Feb 10, 2018By David Monti, @d9monti(c) 2018 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved BOSTON (09-Feb) -- Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson have been friends since the pair ran for coaches Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs at the University of Colorado in the late aughts. Coburn joined the Buffs in the fall of 2008, just months after Simpson (then Barringer) had finished eighth in the Olympic Games steeplechase in Beijing. They quickly became close friends, and Coburn took over from Simpson as the dominant collegiate steeplechaser, winning the NCAA titles in both 2011 and 2013 (Simpson had won in 2006, 2008 and 2009). Both women still live in Boulder, and Simpson even attended Coburn's wedding last fall in Kauai.
Omar McLeod: Aries Merritt's Loss Is Asafa Powell's Gain At Millrose
Feb 2, 2018NEW YORK – Like most athletes, American Aries Merritt and Jamaica’s Asafa Powell were in tune with which athletes were competing in the 111th NYRR Millrose Games.