Emma Coburn joins me on the podcast today. Emma s a 2-time Olympian in the steeplechase, a Silver medalist in the 2016 Olympics and a Gold medalist at the 2017 World Championships! She runs for New Balance and is coached by her he husband Joe Bosshard. She was a 3 time NCAA champion in college where she was coached by Mark Wetmore and Heather Boroughs.
Emma is very involved in the sport outside of her own Professional running, she also the vice president of the Athletics Association- a non-profit to give athlete’s a voice and be heard by USATF, IAAF, USOC, etc. In 2018 her and her husband Joe started the Elk Run 5K to give back to the local community – having raised over $90,000 in 3 years for Gunnison County Cancer Support Charity – Living Journeys.
In this episode we get to hear a lot about Emma’s career and also how her and the Boss team are making things happen in the midst of the pandemic to ensure racing opportunities. I loved hearing about their work ethic as a team and how Joe has inspired Emma and I know so many others to make things happen. We go all over the place and even get to her her favorite Taylor Swift song on the Lover album.
GRIT is a summer distance project — a virtual event meant to challenge your current distance goals, to go beyond your “normal,” to churn out miles on the hottest days of the year. To do this, you choose a distance tier (25, 75, 150, 225, or 300 miles) and complete that mileage within a 30-day span during the summer months (6/20-9/22). You choose the 30 days. Run every day, or run some of the days. Just finish the miles within a month’s time.
Peter Bromka was on the show a few years ago with Esther Atkins talking about the Olympic Marathon Trials. Today was his first time on the show for a solo episode! It’s been a long time coming! Peter is super fast runner – he is a 2:19 marathoner. A few years ago he was trying … more »