Olympian Simpson says Faith is Antidote at Start of Race
By Katie Neff, Athletes in Action
“I feel like that’s the most vulnerable place for me, on the starting line of a race, because you’re out there, everyone’s there watching, and you have a lot to prove in that moment,” says Jenny Simpson, discussing the pressure she faces at the start of every race.
As the reigning world champion in the 1500 meters, Simpson knows a thing or two about proving herself. She made her Olympic debut in 2008, placing ninth in the steeplechase and setting a new American record. This year her focus is on translating last year’s accomplishments at the World Championships into success on the Olympic stage. She remains remarkably down-to-earth as she reflects on the past year.
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