Jenny Simpson Wins Gold in the Women’s 1500m at the 2011 World Championships at Daegu

Another great finish at the World Championships at Daegu. This time American Jenny Barringer-Simpson kicks to a 1st place finish in the women’s 1500m. As reported on Runner’s World, she is the first American female middle distance gold medalist at a World Championships since Mary Decker Slaney in 1983 – a huge boost for American distance running!

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  1. Her interview following the race (posted on Running Times) was great. 

    Man, the 1,500 is a crazy race.  So much strategy.  In almost every 1,500 I have seen (admittedly not that many), I haven’t been able to pick a winner until right at the end.  I love that somebody can be stuck mid-pack in the last turn and still win.

    Yay for Jenny Barringer-Simpson.

  2. Great finish! Hopefully this is a sign of where U.S. distance running is headed. Thanks for the post.

  3. Nice! I only recently found your blog, but have enjoyed the post and
    will be back to read again soon

  4. tzrugbyref says:

    Awesome race!  Think she got extra for holding her New Balance in her hands with the flag? ;)

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