Mile News Tagged Jenny Simpson


Simpson supreme again, Jenkins surprises at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

September 03, 2016

36th edition produces three women sub-4:20, two men sub-3:50; record 17 women sub-4:30 and record tying 17 men sub-4

From NYRR

NEW YORK – American Jenny Simpson became the first five-time winner – man or woman – in event history and rising star Eric Jenkins shocked the field with his top...

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Five Olympic Medalists Headline Star-Studded New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

August 30, 2016

Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz leads men’s field, while Team New Balance stars and Olympic bronze medalists Jenny Simpson & Emma Coburn highlight women’s field; world’s largest & most iconic road Mile race to be streamed live on USATF.tv and to include specialty heats for youth, seniors...

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Winning the Wetmore Way

August 23, 2016

"They are waiting for the battle of St. Crispan's Day, and are outnumbered five to one. Sometimes this year, with wave after wave of scandal in our sport, it has felt as if we were up against impossible odds. But, 'She who has no stomach for this fight, let her depart ... .' "

By Mike Sandrock,...

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5 Things to Know About Jenny Simpson’s History-Making Olympic Performance

August 19, 2016

"Standing on the starting line, I’m terrified—I’m always terrified of it, but that last 100 meters is always a thrill for me. I just love the sport.”

By Erin Strout, Runner's World

When Jenny Simpson won the 1500 meter Olympic bronze medal on Tuesday night in Rio de Janeiro, she added the one...

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Women’s 1500: Kipyegon Upsets Dibaba, Jenny Simpson Wins Bronze in Rio

August 16, 2016

The world record holder was overtaken with 200 meters to go by this year’s fastest woman. Americans Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury finished 3rd and 4th respectively.

By Scott Douglas, Runner's World

In the first real upset in a middle-distance or distance final of these Games, Kenya’s...

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Jenny Simpson wants to put up a good fight in 1500m

August 15, 2016

“When I was challenged with what’s really the one message I believe in when it comes to not just sports but how what I do transcends sport, for me it really is what does brave look like everyday’.’

By Josh Peter, USA Today Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO — Before her first-round race in the 1500 meters...

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From Iowa to Rio: Simpson’s journey to Olympic Games began in Iowa

August 02, 2016

"People ask about her all the time and we have so many friends who are following her."

By Andrew Logue, The Des Moines Register

A poster-sized photo of Jenny Simpson hangs in her grandfather’s home office.

Her grandmother keeps the neighbors in Spencer, Iowa, updated on Simpson’s progress...

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Oviedo’s Jenny Simpson sees Rio Olympics as best chance at medal

July 30, 2016

"Of all the things that I accomplished, what I am most proud of is my longevity.''

By Stephen Ruiz, Orlando Sentinel

Jenny Simpson is not slowing down as her 30th birthday approaches on Aug. 23.

Quite the opposite.

The former Oviedo High standout qualified for her third Olympics after...

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Buffs Alums Simpson, Coburn Gear for Olympics

July 25, 2016

"Along the way there are different benchmarks that you dream of and hope for and work for, and the gold medal at the Olympic Games is the superlative."

by Neill Woelk, CU Buffs News

If there's one thing to be learned from an athlete's first Olympic experience, it is how to deal with the...

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Olympian Jenny Simpson to Defend New Balance 5th Avenue Mile Title

July 21, 2016

Rio-bound and 5-time 3000m steeplechase national champion Emma Coburn to join her Team New Balance training partner; world’s most iconic road Mile race to be streamed live on USATF.tv and to include specialty heats for youth, seniors and NYPD / FDNY

From NYRR Media

NEW YORK — The most iconic...

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