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Unsponsored Sara Vaughn reaches elite of U.S. Milers

September 19, 2017

"When you get to that level, equipment and a salary is always nice, to free up money for things like massage. (But) the upside of not having a shoe contract is that it gives her the freedom to do things the way she sees fit."

By Mike Sandrock, Daily Camera

Darkness is descending and a chill is in the air as Brent and Sara Vaughn gather up their three children and head from their large backyard into their new-to-them east Boulder home this late summer evening.

The family is just back from London, where Sara made the semifinals of the World Championships 1500 meters, running 4:04.56, a personal record by more than two seconds and one of the fastest U.S. times of the year.

Only six U.S. women, including University of Colorado alums Jenny Simpson and Mary Decker, have broken 4 minutes.

It was a good World Championships for CU, as Emma Coburn took the gold in the steeplechase and Jenny Simpson silver in the 1500 meters or metric Mile.

Continue reading at: www.dailycamera.com

Tags: world championships (12) , sara vaughn (19) , mary decker slaney (18) , london 2017 (18) , jenny simpson (127) , emma coburn (20)

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