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Emma Coburn

Hometown: Crested Butte, Colo.
Event: 3,000 Meter Steeplechase

  • 2011 NCAA Steeplechase Champion
  • 2010 NCAA Steeplechase Runner Up
  • Four-Time All-American (3 T&F/1 XC)
  • First Time Olympian

Shalaya Kipp

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Event: 3,000 Meter Steeplechase

  • 2012 NCAA Steeplechase Champion
  • Three-Time Track & Field All-American
  • Two-Time NCAA Cross Country All-American
  • First Time Olympian

Jenny (Barringer) Simpson

Hometown: Oviedo, Fla.
Event: 1,500 Meters

  • Four-Time NCAA Champion
  • Seven-Time NCAA All-American
  • 2011 World Champion, 1,500 Meters
  • 9th in Steeplechase, 2008 Olympics (Beijing)

Dathan Ritzenhein

Hometown: Rockford, Mich.
Event: 10,000 Meters

  • 2003 NCAA Cross Country Champion
  • Four-Time NCAA All-American
  • Former 5K American Record Holder
  • Third Olympic Games (2008, 2012)

Kara (Grgas-Wheeler) Goucher

Hometown: Duluth, Minn.
Event: Marathon

  • Three-Time NCAA Champion
  • Seven-Time NCAA All-American
  • CU Athletic Hall of Fame
  • 9th in 5K, 10th in 10K, 2008 Olympics (Beijing)
Date Time (MT) Event NBC-TD
A 4 Women's 3,000 Steeplechase Semifinal Photos
A 4 Men's 10,000 Final
A 5 Women's Marathon Final Photos
A 6 Women's 1,500 1st Round
A 6 2:05 pm Women's 3,000 Steeplechase Final 3-3:30 pm
A 8 12:45 pm Women's 1,500 Semifinal N/A
A 10 1:55 pm Women's 1,500 Final N/A
NBC-TD: Tape Delayed MDT Window in which event is scheduled to be shown on NBC. N/A: No specific tape delayed broadcast window is available. Live Streaming Available at
Other CU Alumni With Ties To London Olympics

CU-Boulder student Flora Duffy represented Bermuda in the Triathlon on Aug. 4, finishing 45th with a time of 2:08.54.

Carol Callan
, USA Basketball, Women's National Team Director
Scott Davidoff,
Men's Tennis Coach, India
B.J. Evans,
Communications Manager, USA Volleyball

Media Coverage
Jeremy Bloom,
Analyst, Reporter, NBC
Dean Greenaway,
Official Track & Field Photographer
Lisa (Robbins) Menzies,
Freelance Editor/Replay Specialist, NBC
Cheryl Prehiem,
9NEWS, KUSA, Denver NBC Affiliate
Doug Strauss
, Volleyball Statistician, NBC

More University of Colorado Olympian Information

- News On CU Olympians
- All-Time CU Olympians
- Colorado Olympic Notes
- Pac-12 Release
- Pac-12 Olympic Facts

- London 2012 Website
- Team USA
- Pac-12 Olympic Roster

"...warmest greetings, good luck, strength and stamina to all competing Olympians and to his fellow CU Olympic alumni a wonderful rewarding time in London!"
-Ambassador David Bolen, Colorado's first Olympian, track & field, 400 meters, 1948 London Olympic Games.





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