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Top 20 Colorado Running Performances of 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

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

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

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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Jenny Simpson at the historic headquarters of the New York Road Runners at 9 East 89th Street in advance of the 2014 Fifth Avenue Mile (photo by Chris Lotsbom for Race Results Weekly)

Reigning Champion Simpson Eager to Cap Season With Fifth Avenue Win

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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Abeba Aregawi in the womens 1500m at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow . Courtesy IAAF.org

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

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

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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2013 USA Outdoor Championships

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

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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2011 IAAF World Outdoor Championships

Jenny Simpson – More Than Gold

Before the sun had even risen in many parts of the U.S. on September 1 of last year, Jenny Simpson shocked the world when she came from behind to take the gold in the 1500m at the World Track & Field Championships in Daegu, South Korea, in what Runner’s World described as “the best development […]

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Manzano Reclaims USA Indoor 1500M Title and Simpson Completes Double-Title Defense

Both Leo Manzano and Jenny Simpson won their second USA indoor 1500m titles here on the second and final day of the USA Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center.  Manzano reclaimed the title he won in 2010, while Simpson successfully defended her 2011 crown, duplicating her 1500m/3000m double victory from these championships last year. […]

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