Just months after winning the Bronze Medal in the steeplechase in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Emma Coburn announced that she will be leaving her longtime coach of Mark Wetmore during her next training cycle. She announced it over twitter on Friday, Dec 2:
I have some exciting news to share as I embark on my next Olympic cycle. I am happy to say that I will be coached by my longtime boyfriend and fiancé, Joe Bosshard. Joe has been by my side as a constant over the years and I look forward to evolving as a runner with him.
I want to thank Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs for an amazing 8 years. Together, we were able to accomplish more than I ever dreamed of and I will always be grateful for their hard work. I will continue to train in Boulder, CO and I will of course continue to root for their success as well as the success of the University of Colorado and of the post-collegiate group.
My First race is slated to be the New Balance Grand Prix in Boston. Looking forward to a successful season!
– Emma Coburn tweet
Since earning the Olympic Bronze Medal, Emma has celebrated her success by visiting the President of United States, throwing out first pitches at baseball games, sharing her success with her hometown families and fans and getting engaged to long-time boyfriend Joe Bosshard.
The success of Emma and Jenny Simpson in their double Olympic Bronze Medal wins is celebrated in the new 2016 Boulder Running Journal.
We wish Emma the best on her next phase in her training and racing.