Tag: Jenny Simpson

Dibaba Win’s 1500, Simpson Loses Shoe

Dibaba Win’s 1500, Simpson Loses Shoe

August 25, 2015 |

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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Convincing Semi-Final Wins for Both Rudisha and Dibaba

Convincing Semi-Final Wins for Both Rudisha and Dibaba

August 23, 2015 |

Gold medal favorites David Rudisha of Kenya and Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia easily won their semi-finals here tonight on the second day of the 15th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at National Stadium. Running in the second of three 800m heats, Rudisha ignored the fast times from the first heat, leading his race through 400-meters […]

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Boulder’s Simpson Defends USA 1,500 Meter Title

Boulder’s Simpson Defends USA 1,500 Meter Title

June 29, 2015 |

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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Colorado Racing Results – June 27 and 28, 2015

Colorado Racing Results – June 27 and 28, 2015

June 28, 2015 |

USA Track & Field Championships. Mont Blanc 80k. Western States 100. Stadium Stampede 10k. Slacker Half Marathon.  Colorado racing highlights from around the world are included below.

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Colorado Racing Results – June 6 and 7, 2015

Colorado Racing Results – June 6 and 7, 2015

June 7, 2015 |

It’s summer, and that means every weekend is completely full of races.  We’ve got all the highlights, from Vail’s GoPro Mountain Games to Rome’s Diamond League Track Meet, and everything in between.

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Colorado Racing Results – May 30-31, 2015

Colorado Racing Results – May 30-31, 2015

May 31, 2015 |

Pre Classic.  NCAA West Prelims.  Dirty 30.  Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego half marathon.  Quest for the Crest 50k.  Top-level Colorado racing results from around the country are highlighted below.

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Gatlin and Simpson Torch the Track as 15 World Leads Set at Nike Prefontaine Classic

Gatlin and Simpson Torch the Track as 15 World Leads Set at Nike Prefontaine Classic

May 31, 2015 |

The 41st Nike Prefontaine Classic did not disappoint, as 15 world leads and six meet records went down over two days of action at Historic Hayward Field. Justin Gatlin (Clermont, Florida) set a new world lead and tied his personal best, cruising to a win in the men’s 200 meters in 19.68, a new meet […]

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HOKA ONE ONE Middle Distance Classic set for fast times, high profile, increased prize money

HOKA ONE ONE Middle Distance Classic set for fast times, high profile, increased prize money

April 13, 2015 |

American athletes running at the 2015 HOKA ONE ONE Middle Distance Classic will compete in a meet with elevated visibility and a more than threefold increase in prize money during the critical 2015 World Championship season, USATF announced Wednesday. Set for Thursday, May 14, at Occidental College in Los Angeles, the HOKA ONE ONE Middle […]

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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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