Mile News Tagged Jenny Simpson


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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Here are the chances Colorado’s track & field athletes have of winning medals in Rio

July 12, 2016

Jenny Simpson (1500 meters), Emma Coburn (3000m steeplechase) best hopes for Olympic podium

By Daniel Petty, Denver Post

EUGENE, Ore. — Nine athletes with Colorado connections will represent the United States on the Olympic track & field team in Rio next month, with serious contenders to...

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Exciting 1500 meter races close out U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials

July 11, 2016

Women's 1500m top 3 strongest in U.S. Olympic team history; Blankenship, Andrews and Martinez celebrate first Olympic berths; Centrowitz breaks Steve Scott's Olympic Trials meet record.

By Chris Chavez, Sports Illustrated

Less than half a second separated the third and fourth place finishers...

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BBTM 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Guide to the Metric Mile

July 10, 2016
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Pledging Now Open for Global Running Day and First-Ever Million Kid Run on June 1

May 02, 2016

The Million Kid Run is about making fitness fun, and inspiring kids to embrace running as a way to get healthy and fit.

NEW YORK — Pledging for Global Running Day and the inaugural Million Kid Run on Wednesday, June 1 is now open on globalrunningday.org. Runners of all ages and abilities can...

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Jenny Simpson takes shot at ending U.S. 1500 Olympic drought

May 01, 2016

Simpson won a gold medal at the 2011 World Championships: “What that shifted for me is, I believed I could win any race ever. I have the medal to go home to, to remind myself that you don’t have to have a perfect season to win at the world level."

By Andrew Logue, Des Moines Register

If the...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2015

December 30, 2015

Two HSers go sub-4, record annual first sub-4 for U.S. men, NCAA coaches vote YES to run the Mile again at outdoor Championships, $365,000-plus record prize money, BBTM Grand Prix Tour and more highlight year for storied distance

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

To say the least, it was...

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The Mile: Do the Right Thing, More Opportunities for Women Needed, Good for the Sport

December 17, 2015

2016 Olympic Trials qualifying standards include Mile times for 1500: Thank you USATF! 3:54.00 or better for men and 4:28.43 for women to race at storied Hayward Field in Eugene, OR

By Bring Back the Mile

December 18 update: The USTFCCCA coaches voted in favor of the proposal to run the Mile...

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Jenny Simpson: How I Find Peace at the Starting Line

November 13, 2015

It's that little kid that runs out way too hard in elementary school in their first Mile race; there's a piece of that still inside me.

By Aimee Berg, ESPN W

Jenny Simpson has run hundreds of races in the past 20 years, from her first Mile in elementary school to winning New York City's 5th...

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How to Survive Running in a Pack—and Break Free

October 01, 2015

"It's tit-for-tat, so you're not making a lot of decisions. When they go, I go. When they slow down, I slow down. Finally, you're preparing for when you're going to strike. It's empowering to determine when to strike. It's a much more predatory position than leading a race and having to fend...

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