Mile News Tagged Jenny Simpson


Jenny Simpson on returning to Boulder: ‘My racing confidence is back’

June 26, 2013

CU grad to defend 1500 meter world title in Moscow this August

By Mike Sandrock, Daily Camera

When Jenny Simpson was an undergraduate at the University of Colorado, on her way to getting a degree in economics and political science and winning five NCAA titles, she would at times bump into a...

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2011 World Champ Jenny Simpson Back on Track

June 18, 2013

After disappointing Olympic year, a successful return to her college coaches in Boulder

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Jenny Simpson won the 1500 meter race at the Drake Relays in Des Moines on April 26 in 4:03.35, and her 4:02.30 for third place in Rome on June 6 is the fastest American...

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Mary Cain’s World Champs Chances Just Improved

June 11, 2013

Top 1500 meter rival Brenda Martinez will focus on 800 at USA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Yesterday, Brenda Martinez composed the tweet heard 'round the American women’s middle-distance running world: “After speaking it over with my coaches. Decided...

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Uceny in Search of Career-Defining Success

May 31, 2013

By IAAF

Two of the current stars of U.S. athletics are 1500m runners: Jenny Simpson, showing the form that brought her IAAF World Championships gold in 2011, and Mary Cain, a precocious 17-year-old who set an American junior record of 4:04.62.

Perhaps forgotten is that nine months ago,...

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Drake Relays: Webster City’s Simpson Breaks Stadium Record

April 26, 2013

2011 world champion clocks 4:03.35 for 1500 meter meet record; Mary Cain also sets high school record.

By Andy Hamilton, Des Moines Register

DES MOINES, Iowa – One thought raced through Jenny Simpson’s mind as she approached the finish line faster than any woman ever has during a 1500 meter...

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Bring Back the Mile Marks First Year

January 16, 2013

National movement to elevate and celebrate storied distance to expand beachhead in 2013; first-year anniversary contest ends Sunday, January 20, 2013

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (January 16, 2013) – On Friday, January 18, Bring Back the Mile, launched with a YouTube trailer video called “I am the...

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State of the Mile Report: 2012

December 28, 2012

And the future looks bright for the iconic distance in the USA

By Bring Back the Mile

On January 19, 2012, Bring Back the Mile launched with a cardboard sign and video: the start of a movement to return America’s Distance, the Mile, to prominence and to leverage the emotional appeal of this...

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World Champ Jenny Simpson Returns to College Coach

December 12, 2012

2011 world title was followed by relatively disappointing Olympic year.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Jenny Simpson, whose 1500 meter world championship in 2011 was followed by a relatively disappointing 2012 track season, has left Colorado Springs, where she was coached by Juli Benson,...

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Monument’s Jenny Simpson Finishes Last in Heat of 1500 Meter Semis

August 08, 2012

By John Meyer, The Denver Post

LONDON — A year ago Jenny Simpson ran what she called "the perfect race on the perfect day," winning a gold medal in the 1500 meters at the world championships. Pretty much the opposite happened Wednesday night.

Simpson, a Monument resident and Colorado grad,...

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Olympics 2012: Indiana Morgan Uceny advances in 1500 meters

August 06, 2012

By David Woods, Indystar

LONDON -- Morgan Uceny of Plymouth, Ind., and world champion Jenny Simpson today both advanced to semifinals of the women's 1500 meters at the Olympic Games.

Top six from each of three heats, plus the next six times, qualified for Wednesday's semifinals...

...The...

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