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Back on Track: 5 Questions with Jenny Simpson

June 21, 2013

By Michael Sandrock,

Jenny Simpson is the defending world champion in the 1500 meters and has a bye into the 2013 IAAF World Championships scheduled for later this summer in Moscow.

The 26-year-old former University of Colorado star is still the American record-holder for the 3000 meter steeplechase (based on the 9:12:50 she ran while finishing fifth at the 2009 world championships in Berlin) and one of only five Americans ever to run under 4 minutes for 1500 meters. (Her PR of 3:59.90 was set as a senior at the University of Colorado in 2009.)

After failing to make the Olympic 1500m final last summer, she moved back to Boulder and reunited with her former college coaches, Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs.

It's paying off so far.

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Tags: world championships (15) , mark wetmore (9) , jenny simpson (146)

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