Jennifer Simpson

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Date of Birth August 23, 1986
Place of Birth Webster City, Iowa
Age 34 years old
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Jenny Simpson

Jennifer Simpson is an American middle distance runner and steeplechaser. She represented the United States at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics. She is a former American record holder for the 3000 meters steeplechase. In the 1500 meters, she won a gold medal at the 2011 World Championships, a silver medal at the 2013 and 2017 World Championships, and a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Event(s): Steeplechase, 1500 m, 3000 m, 5000 m
College team: Colorado
Club: New Balance
Turned pro: 2010
Coached by: Mark Wetmore
Personal best(s): 800 meters: 2:00.45, 1500 meters: 3:57.22, Mile: 4:17.30, 3000 meters: 8:29.58, Two miles: 9:16.78, 5000 meters: 14:56.26, 3000-m steeple: 9:12.50

About Jennifer Simpson

Middle distance runner and steeplechaser who is best known for representing the United States at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. She is also known for sharing her running photos, lifestyle posts, and other content with her over 90,000 Instagram followers.

Before Fame

She attended Oviedo High School where she was a 5-time state champion in cross country. While she was attending the University of Colorado, she competed in the 2008 Olympics. In January of 2010, she signed her first professional deal with New Balance.

Achievement

She earned first place at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea in the 1500m race. She also won the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Webster City, Iowa. She is also known for posting pictures with her brother John to her Instagram.

Associations

She posted a picture with fellow New Balance athlete Emma Coburn to her Instagram in November of 2017.

Information related to Jenny Simpson

  • Sportspeople from Seminole County, Florida
  • American female steeplechase runners
  • Sportspeople from Iowa
  • American female middle-distance runners
  • Olympic bronze medalists for the United States in track and field
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Latest information about Jennifer Simpson updated on September 17, 2020.

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