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Week in Review: May 17-23

May 23rd, 2014

Final Standings. Photo Credit: Emma Coburn

Emma Coburn wins Steeplechase at the Shanghai Diamond League meet

Many are calling the victory surprising and unexpected as an American has never won the steeplechase event at a Diamond League event. Running Warehouse is calling it electric! Emma Coburn showcased her talent on the world stage by posting a scorching 9:19.80 in the steeplechase at the Shanghai Diamond League meet this week. Her performance places her second in the all-time American record book, behind her training partner and fellow New Balance athlete Jenny Simpson (9:12.50). She finished nearly 6 seconds ahead of the second place finisher, Sofia Assefo of Ethiopia. How did she do it? She got off the line quick to avoid getting stuck in the pack and then focused on the coaching plan set to hit the 200 and 400 split times discussed in practice. What’s next for Coburn? Hear what she has to say about her future in this interview with LetsRun.com.

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Radio Frequency Ablation- Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

July 20th, 2009

After one of the most disappointing seasons of my 19-year running career, I decided to look into more drastic forms of treatment for the plantar fasciitis I’ve been tolerating for close to 4 years. I have become a pro at taping and icing. I have had 2 different sets of custom orthotics (and a couple over the counter pairs), 3 rounds of Shock Wave Therapy (3 sessions for each round) from ’07-’09, 2 shots of a light steroid with an anti-inflammatory, religious usage of the Strassburg Sock and countless massages. What else could I do? Surgery?

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