Quote Of The Day
“It really wasn’t until I came through the finish and I saw the clock said 8:36. And I think that image of the clock will be seared in my memory forever ’cause I thought ‘That’s way too fast, that’s not right.’ And when I saw Sally [Kipyego] keep going, I was like in the twilight zone and thought, ‘How is this happening to me?’ and realized what I had done. … I felt really dumb.”
“That stings so bad. It stings so bad … I was running really well and I was running so comfortable. … That would have been a cool story if I had been that stupid and still got the [American] record. … It’s a little bit of a dash to my ego, but a good confidence booster for the next thing.”
– Jenny Simpson talking about her race at the 2014 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix 2-Mile where she thought she was on the last lap and kicked too early. She still finished 2nd in 9:26.19 and ended up less than 3 seconds off drug cheat Regina Jacobs‘ American record of 9:23.38.