Chelimo runs 12:57.55 to become fourth fastest American ever

8/31/2018
 
Paul Chelimo of Colorado Springs and Emma Coburn of Boulder highlighted the Colorado performance tonight (31-Aug) at the IAAF Diamond League Van Damme meet in Bruxelles, Belgium.
 
In the 5000m Chelimo ran 12:57.55 to finish sixth in a very talent field.  His time makes him the fourth fastest U.S. performer all-time and only the seventh American to ever break 13 minutes in the event.
 
In the women's 3000m steeplechase Coburn finished fourth running 9:06.51; her third fastest time ever trailing only the 9:02.58 from the 2017 world championships and the 9:05.06 she ran last month in Monoco.