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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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Simpson Confirms Double At USA Indoor Championships

World 1500m champion Jenny Simpson confirmed that she will double at this weekend’s USA Indoor Championships here at the Albuquerque Convention Center.  Simpson, 25, is the defending champion in both the 1500m (the distance was actually one mile last year) and the 3000m. “I have the intention of doubling in both the 3000m and 1500m […]

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Richards-Ross, Madison, Simpson Headline Women’s Running Events at USA Indoor Championships

World leaders Sanya Richards-Ross and Tianna Madison along with reigning world champion Jenny Simpson highlight strong fields in the women’s running events at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships February 25-26 at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M. You can also tune in via a live webcast on www.usatf.org provided in partnership with RunnerSpace on […]

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