September 09, 2018
Wightman men’s champion; a record-tying 17 women sub-4:30; also an event record 7,704 finishers across 22 heats in world’s longest running road Mile; $30,000 prize purse awarded
NEW YORK — The USA’s Jenny Simpson raced to her record-extending 7th win and Great Britain’s Jake...
August 31, 2018
"By trusting the process over time, it’s going to lead you in a positive direction to your ultimate goal, no matter what happens along the way.”
By Brian Metzler, Runner's World
With four global medals in the 1500 meters (including her bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics Rio), 11 national titles...
August 28, 2018
Stellar field with 19 Olympians to toe the line, including Centrowitz, Coburn, Grace, Lomong and Berian; world’s most iconic road Mile race to be aired live on NBC, Sunday, September 9
NEW YORK — Olympic bronze medalist and three-time World Championships medalist Jenny Simpson and...
July 22, 2018
Best ever women's Mile produces #3, 6-7 all-time, 4 national records, best time for place 2-12, record tying 5 sub-4:20 same race and 10 personal records!
By Steve Smythe, Athletics Weekly
The final race on the second day of the Müller Anniversary Games on Sunday in London was the Millicent...
June 23, 2018
"I’ve looked up to her as a runner throughout high school. She’s been someone that has been talked about throughout Iowa. To come out here and race against her and put on a good show was really cool.”
By Tommy Birch, Des Moines Register
DES MOINES - With about 100 meters remaining in the 1500...
June 21, 2018
Iowa natives headline 1500m women's field in Des Moines
By Kevin Liao, Citius Mag
If anything has characterized the 2018 track season thus far, it’s been the changing of the guard we’ve seen in many events, particularly in the sprints.
The aging Justin Gatlin and retired Usain Bolt have...
May 04, 2018
I’m over 30 and I think that I’m still going to get better. I want to run a PR in the 3000 meters. I would love to PR in the 1500 meters again.
By Chris Chavez, Sports Illustrated
Over the weekend, Jenny Simpson added another accolade to her decorated career by shattering the American record...
April 18, 2018
Event again hosts USA 1 Mile Road Championships as well as BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2018 opener; Drake Relays event director Blake Boldon discusses 2018 fields, shares what's new for this year and more!
By Bring Back the Mile
The USATF 1 Mile Road Championship returns to Des Moines for the second...
April 04, 2018
Five-time event champion and Rio Olympic medalist eyes 2 Mile national record against top women's field on the famed Blue Oval
From Drake Relays
DES MOINES, Iowa – Five-time Drake Relays champion Jenny Simpson returns to the Blue Oval to challenge the American outdoor 2 Mile record as part of...
December 30, 2017
So the best moments I have ever had were when I just crossed the finish line.
By Annemarie Jones & Brendan Riordan, Kidsday Reporters, Newsday
We interviewed Olympic runner Jenny Simpson when she was visiting Manhattan recently. Jenny is a middle-distance runner and also competed in the...
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