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
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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