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Jenny Simpson Biofile

October 02, 2012

By Scoop Malinowski, The Writings of Author Scoop Malinowski

Jenny Simpson

Status: 2011 World Champion in 1500 meters; 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympian and winner of 2011 Fifth Avenue Mile in New York City.

DOB: August 23, 1986 In: Webster City, Iowa

Ht: 5-5 Wt: 110

First Running Memory: “I know I was running before this. But my first real good memory was the first race that I ever ran in elementary school. I’ve been running track and field ever since I was in third or fourth grade. My first race was a Mile around the soccer fields in my elementary school. And it was a dive at the line and I ended up getting second. And so I joke that I spend my entire career trying to overcome that second place dive at the line [smiles].”

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