Tag: Jenny Simpson

American Record Performance Earns Simpson USATF Athlete of the Week

American Record Performance Earns Simpson USATF Athlete of the Week

February 15, 2015 |

Jenny Simpson earns USATF Athlete of the Week honors after her exciting win at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Reggie Lewis Center on the campus of Roxbury Community College. Simpson (Boulder, Colorado) finished with a time of 9:18.35 to set a new American record in the women’s two […]

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Simpson Sets US Two-Mile Record At New Balance Games

Simpson Sets US Two-Mile Record At New Balance Games

February 8, 2015 |

Records were broken in bunches here at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, with two world and one national mark falling on an exciting evening of track and field. The Team New Balance USA quartet of Sarah Brown, Mahogany Jones, Megan Krumpoch, and Brenda Martinez combined to time 10:42.57 for the distance medley relay, shattering […]

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Jenny Simpson Looks for the Perfect Sixteen Laps on Saturday (that’s 2 Miles), at NB Indoor GP

Jenny Simpson Looks for the Perfect Sixteen Laps on Saturday (that’s 2 Miles), at NB Indoor GP

February 6, 2015 |

Jenny Simpson is an athlete with poise and grace. She answers questions in a relaxed manner and in complete thoughts and sentences. A professional athlete since 2010, her brand, New Balance made a big gamble with her and it has paid off!  World gold in 2011, World silver in 2013 and numero UNO ranking in […]

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Track & Field Announces Women U.S. Athlete of Year for 2014: Jenny Simpson!

Track & Field Announces Women U.S. Athlete of Year for 2014: Jenny Simpson!

[ 0 ] January 3, 2015 |

Jenny Simpson has been named as Track and Field News’ US Women’s Athlete of the Year. The 28 year old played a starring role on the Diamond League circuit in 2014, running a PB of 3:57.22 and winning two races to claim the overall Diamond League 1500m title. Simpson is the first miler to win the accolade […]

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Top 20 Colorado Running Performances of 2014

Top 20 Colorado Running Performances of 2014

[ 0 ] December 12, 2014 |

What happened in 2014? Colorado runners were among the country’s best in a variety of disciplines and distances.  Ranking these performances is a fool’s errand, but here’s our list of the top 20 performances for the year. 1.  CU men repeat as NCAA cross country champions. The Buffs were ranked #1 nationally throughout the entire […]

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Jenny Simpson Set for Return to Boston on February 7, Headlining 20th Running of New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

Jenny Simpson Set for Return to Boston on February 7, Headlining 20th Running of New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

[ 0 ] December 5, 2014 |

2014 was a fantastic year for Jenny Simpson. This week, Jenny receives the highest accolades in American Athletics: the USATF Female Athlete of the Year award, the Jackie Joyner Kersee award, named in honor of JJK and her magnificent career!    Jenny Simpson will open 2015 with the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix! We look […]

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Keflezighi, Simpson Named 2014 USATF Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year

Keflezighi, Simpson Named 2014 USATF Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year

[ 0 ] November 18, 2014 |

Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi and USATF Outdoor champion and Diamond League winner Jenny Simpson have been named the 2014 USATF Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year, respectively. Keflezighi (San Diego, California) and Simpson (Boulder, Colorado) will be honored on Thursday, December 4, at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame […]

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Simpson Delivers, McNamara Surprises on Fifth Avenue

Simpson Delivers, McNamara Surprises on Fifth Avenue

[ 0 ] September 14, 2014 |

Jordan McNamara outsprints Garrett Heath to win men’s race in 3:51.0. Jenny Simpson had all the momentum—and the pressure—when she lined up for the 2014 NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile. She’s the reigning Diamond League 1500-meter champion and the second-fastest American ever at that distance, and she’d be defending her 2013 Fifth Avenue title. But with […]

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Simpson, McNamara Win NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile in Grand Style

Simpson, McNamara Win NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile in Grand Style

[ 0 ] September 14, 2014 |

Americans swept the top spots here at the 34th annual NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile, as Jenny Simpson claimed her third title in four years and Jordan McNamara won his first crown here on the streets of Manhattan. It was the eighth time in event history that a pair of Americans broke the tape first. SIMPSON […]

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Reigning Champion Simpson Eager to Cap Season With Fifth Avenue Win

Reigning Champion Simpson Eager to Cap Season With Fifth Avenue Win

[ 0 ] September 12, 2014 |

Two-time NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile champion Jenny Simpson describes the 20-block race as an optical illusion, a rewarding race down one of New York’s most famed streets. Having claimed the top spot in both 2011 and 2013, Simpson, 28, enters tomorrow’s contest with excitement and anticipation, hoping to become the first three-time women’s winner in […]

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Seeking Third Title, Simpson Leads Robust Fifth Avenue Mile Field

Seeking Third Title, Simpson Leads Robust Fifth Avenue Mile Field

[ 0 ] September 4, 2014 |

Reigning champion and recent IAAF Diamond League series winner Jenny Simpson will headline the 34th NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile on September 13, organizers announced today. Simpson, 28, will be joined by IAAF World Junior 3000m gold medalist Mary Cain and IAAF World Championships bronze medalist Brenda Martinez among a very strong field of 19 women. […]

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Stockholm Diaries: [Audio] Interview with Jenny Simpson at DN Galan Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Diaries: [Audio] Interview with Jenny Simpson at DN Galan Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

[ 0 ] August 21, 2014 |

Jenny Simpson did this interview with me after the big interview with Abeba Aregawi, Sifan Hassan and Mehta Bafta.  Simpson is back from a month of training as she ran a fine 3:57.22 in the 1,500 meters on 5 July 2014 in Paris, France.   The grand experiment is: how does one come back from […]

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Emma Coburn: 9:14.12 is number two American EVER, and she will run even faster!

Emma Coburn: 9:14.12 is number two American EVER, and she will run even faster!

[ 0 ] July 10, 2014 |

Emma Coburn has had a fine season so far. She opened with a five second PB in Shanghai of May 15, running 9:19.81. She ran another PB, 9:17.84, in Eugene, Oregon at the Nike Pre Classic, on May 31.   In the hundred plus degrees of Sacramento, Emma Coburn won her third title and came […]

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Jenny Simpson’s 3:57.22 Delivers, #2 American Performer EVER

Jenny Simpson’s 3:57.22 Delivers, #2 American Performer EVER

[ 0 ] July 9, 2014 |

Running in less than perfect conditions, like 100 plus degrees on the Sacramento track, Jenny Simpson ran her race and won the USA 1,500 meter title. Mary Cain, the young professional athlete from the Nike Oregon project, was, in fact second, but, in fact, could have been in a different race. Simpson, the former World […]

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Simpson Ready to Run Only 2014 Indoor Race in Boston Tomorrow

Simpson Ready to Run Only 2014 Indoor Race in Boston Tomorrow

[ 0 ] February 7, 2014 |

Two-time world championships medalist Jenny Simpson’s indoor season both begins and ends here tomorrow when she competes in the two-mile at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix at the Reggie Lewis Track Facility at Roxbury Community College. Simpson, 27, who won the 1500m silver medal at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow last August, said […]

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Simpson, Willis Earn Second Fifth Avenue Mile Titles

Simpson, Willis Earn Second Fifth Avenue Mile Titles

[ 0 ] September 23, 2013 |

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2013 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved Jenny Simpson and Nick Willis were all smiles crossing the finish of the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile presented by Nissan here today, winning handily under perfectly blue skies. Running away from the field at halfway, Simpson cruised to her victory in a very […]

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World Silver Medalists Simpson, Symmonds Lead Fifth Avenue Mile Fields

World Silver Medalists Simpson, Symmonds Lead Fifth Avenue Mile Fields

[ 0 ] September 12, 2013 |

The New York Road Runners, organizers of the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile presented by Nissan, announced their professional fields for the September 22, contest today, led by IAAF World Championships silver medalists Nick Symmonds and Jenny Simpson. A total of 14 Olympians will toe the starting line in New York City in front of the […]

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Boulder’s Simpson Takes Silver In 1500m At World Championships

Boulder’s Simpson Takes Silver In 1500m At World Championships

[ 0 ] August 15, 2013 |

With a blazing sprint from 200 meters out, Abeba Aregawi earned Sweden’s first-ever women’s 1500m title at an IAAF World Championships, beating defending champion Jenny Simpson of the United States here at Luzhniki Stadium tonight, 4:02.67 to 4:02.99. Aregawi, 23, a former Ethiopian who has only represented Sweden since last December, ran an excellent tactical […]

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Boulder’s Simpson Advances to 1500m Final

Boulder’s Simpson Advances to 1500m Final

[ 0 ] August 14, 2013 |

In the women’s 1500m semi-finals, defending world champion Jenny Simpson advanced without difficulty, finishing third in the second of two heats in 4:05.79 behind the women who will likely be her biggest rivals for the gold medal, Sweden’s Abeba Aregawi (4:05.66) and Kenya’s Hellen Obiri (4:05.76). Her heat started slowly, 2:15.76 through 800m, but Simpson […]

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World Champion Simpson Confident After 1500m First Round

World Champion Simpson Confident After 1500m First Round

[ 0 ] August 11, 2013 |

Striding confidently down the homestretch in her all-red Team USA uniform, Jenny Simpson qualified easily for the semi-finals of the 1500m here on the second day of the 14th IAAF World Championships, the critical first step of her title defense.  Running in the second of three heats, Simpson was the runner-up to Australia’s Zoe Buckman, […]

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Team USA Named for World Championships in Moscow

Team USA Named for World Championships in Moscow

[ 0 ] August 4, 2013 |

Nine reigning World champions and 20 individual Olympic medalists from London will lead Team USA at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia from August 10-18. This year’s roster features a mix of veteran athletes with a large class of newcomers to the senior world stage. Three athletes on the Team USA roster have yet […]

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Simpson Named USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week

Simpson Named USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week

[ 0 ] July 25, 2013 |

Jenny Simpson (Boulder, Colo.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning the women’s 1500m at the Monaco Herculis Diamond League meet on July 19. Simpson pushed the pace from the start to win the 1500m race in a season’s best time of 4:00.48. She ran her final 400 meters in […]

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Jenny Simpson And Shalaya Kipp On The Move In Monaco IAAF Diamond League Meet

Jenny Simpson And Shalaya Kipp On The Move In Monaco IAAF Diamond League Meet

[ 0 ] July 20, 2013 |

Friday was a great day for University of Colorado Buffaloes at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Monaco, where volunteer assistant coach and former CU star Jenny Simpson won the 1,500 meters and senior Shalaya Kipp qualified for the world championships in Moscow next month with a fourth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Kipp needed […]

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Boulder’s Jenny Simpson, Bernard Legat Win USA 5000 Meters; Montano, Solomon Take 800; Jager Victorious In Steeple

Boulder’s Jenny Simpson, Bernard Legat Win USA 5000 Meters; Montano, Solomon Take 800; Jager Victorious In Steeple

[ 0 ] June 24, 2013 |

Reigning world 1500m champion Jenny Simpson won a tactical women’s 5000m with a long sprint for home in 15:33.77, but will not be going to Moscow in this event. The 26 year-old, who trains in Boulder, Colo., under her former college coach Mark Wetmore, ran the event as a personal challenge. As reigning world 1500m champion […]

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Exclusive Interview With World 1500m Champion Jenny Simpson

Exclusive Interview With World 1500m Champion Jenny Simpson

June 22, 2012 |

NOTE: After finishing second at the Prefontaine Classic 1500m on June 1, world 1500m champion Jenny Simpson and her husband Jason sat down for an exclusive interview with Race Results Weekly at a Starbucks in Eugene.  Over a bowl of oatmeal, Simpson talked about her successes from last season, how much she loves training in […]

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