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2016 Olympic Games
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil     August 12-21, 2016
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Simpson Wins Bronze Medal in 1500

Boulder’s Jenny Simpson won bronze in the women’s 1,500 meters, storming from behind during the final lap to become the first American female to ever medal in the event. Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon (4:08.92) won gold andEthiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba (4:10.27) took silver, while Simpson nearly caught Dibaba during her furious close to the demanding middle-distance race. The […]

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Boulder’s Jenny Simpson Becomes First Woman in Event History to Record Fourth Victory at Fifth Avenue Mile

Experience reigned supreme here at the 35th running of the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile, as American Jenny Simpson and New Zealander Nick Willis claimed their fourth and third titles, respectively. Both used late kicks to separate from their competition, breaking the tape in 4:29.0 and 3:54.8, respectively. SIMPSON BECOMES FIRST WOMAN IN EVENT HISTORY TO […]

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Dibaba Win’s 1500, Simpson Loses Shoe

Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba who, like David Rudisha, saved her best running for the end for the women’s 1500m final. The American duo of Shannon Rowbury and Jenny Simpson found themselves at the front of the pack after the gun, and decided to take it slowly. Very slowly. They ran the first 400 meters in 77 […]

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Boulder’s Simpson Defends USA 1,500 Meter Title

As so often happens in championship-style 1500 meter races, the pace in the women’s discipline dropped to a crawl, one that all 13 competitors could easily maintain. No one wanted to make a move, passing the kilometer in over three minutes. Among those congregated towards the front of the pack were lesser known competitors like […]

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