Evan Jager wins first American men’s steeplechase medal since 1984

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Client

Northwest Herald

Date

August 2016

Category

Sports Writing, Writing

Evan Jager did more than just grab a silver medal in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase on August 17. He made history, becoming the first American to earn a medal in the event since Brian Diemer at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. I wrapped that, plus the scene of him running and coming across the line second and his emotions into a 600-word story. It turned out to be one of the best stories I wrote during the Olympics.

Evan Jager wins first American men’s steeplechase medal since 1984

Skills

Writing