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October 16, 2013

Two-time World 1500 medalist and Olympian leads U.S. women's middle distance charge

By Steven Mills for the IAAF

It would not be an exaggeration to say that the USA is currently the top nation in the world for strength in depth in the women's middle distance events and leading the way is Jenny Simpson.

“It’s an incredible time to be a U.S. woman racing in the middle-distances," reflected Moscow 2013 1500m silver medalist Simpson (above, PhotoRun).

“Every race in the U.S. and abroad over 1500m is likely to have a competitive and deep field. Each race is difficult and every win is meaningful and I think the domestic rivalry has elevated all of us and made our event a lot more exciting to watch.”

No country fielded more finalists in the 800m and 1500m at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow and the USA finished the season with three athletes in the world's top 10 in the 800m and four in the 1500m on the world season lists.

Continue reading at: www.iaaf.org

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