Mile News Tagged Jenny Simpson


Olympic medal puts Oviedo’s Jenny Simpson on different level

September 14, 2016

"I had a period of time to let the Olympic experience settle on me. When everyone is saying, 'This is such a big deal; we are so excited for you,' I feel like I had a better sense of, 'This is a really big deal.'"

By Stephen Ruiz, Orlando Sentinel

It has been nearly a month since Jenny...

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Behind the Renaissance of American Distance Running

September 12, 2016

“Somewhere along the way we hit this critical tipping point where it really clicked. Now, every time an American steps to the line at an international competition... you’re competing for a medal.”

By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Magazine

Unless you spent the second week of the Olympics...

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Jenny Simpson: Street games an ‘incredible celebration’ of athletics

September 10, 2016

“To take my sport, put it out of the stadium and on to the streets where literally thousands of people who can both cheer for us but also participate in it is such a great way to celebrate our sport.”

By Athletics Weekly

Rio Olympic 1500m bronze medallist Jenny Simpson believes it’s vital for...

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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

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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