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

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.

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Sports Writing

August 2016


Rio de Janiero, Brazil


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