Mile News Tagged Mark Wetmore


Mile maintains mystique for Ben Saarel, CU runners

February 08, 2017

"Once people around the nation see these (Mile) times in the morning, my phone is going to be ringing off the hook with people wanting to come race here."

By Mike Sandrock, The Daily Camera

3:55, 3:56, 3:57...

The clock at the end of the Sklar Family Track's south straightaway on the...

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Life After Olympic Medals: Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson Celebrate Together

October 04, 2016

Since the competitive season ended, the Boulder-based teammates have enjoyed parties, appearances and a trip to the White House

By Erin Strout, Runner's World

Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn each came out of the Rio Olympics with historic performances for the United States. Coburn won the...

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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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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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Jenny Simpson Talks Race Tactics

September 26, 2013

After a dream season, the World Championships silver medalist opens up about track strategy, her goals for 2014 and flood-ravaged Boulder

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

American middle-distance and distance runners dream of the kind of track season Jenny Simpson had in 2013. There was...

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Back on Track: 5 Questions with Jenny Simpson

June 21, 2013

By Michael Sandrock, Competitor.com

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...

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Catching Up with Olympian Jenny Simpson

May 06, 2013

By Scott Bush, Runnerspace

It's been a time of transition for two-time Olympian and 2011 World Championship 1500m gold medalist Jenny Simpson over the past six months. After the London Olympics, where Simpson failed to qualify for the 1500m finals, she made the tough decision to change coaches,...

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Former CU Buffs’ Star Jenny Simpson Back Where She ‘Belongs’

April 25, 2013

Olympian training with Wetmore, Burroughs again

By John Meyer, The Denver Post

SUPERIOR, Colo. – Two-time Olympian Jenny Simpson is back training in Boulder, reunited with coach Mark Wetmore after a three-year absence and helping coach the University of Colorado track team as a volunteer...

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World Champ Jenny Simpson Returns to College Coach

December 12, 2012

2011 world title was followed by relatively disappointing Olympic year.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Jenny Simpson, whose 1500 meter world championship in 2011 was followed by a relatively disappointing 2012 track season, has left Colorado Springs, where she was coached by Juli Benson,...

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