September 08, 2023
Brussels Diamond League: Addy Wiley Breaks Jenny Simpson's Collegiate Record, Laura Muir, ETH and Shericka Jackson Run Quick & More
We break down the final regular season DL of the year where Jenny Simpson's 14-year old 3:59.90 US collegiate record fell by the wayside. Plus should Elise Cranny switch to the 1500?
January 15, 2023
Emily Sisson Breaks the American Record Plus 5 Thoughts on the 2023 Houston Half Marathon
Sisson ran 66:52 to take 18 seconds off her own record but finished 2nd to Ethiopia's Hiwot Gebremaryam. Tirunesh Dibaba was never a factor in her return and was 16th in 71:35. In the full marathon, Hitomi Niiya (2:19:24) nearly broke the Japanese record.
January 12, 2023
2023 Houston: Emily Sisson Is Aiming for an AR, Conner Mantz Is Focused on Racing, What Can Tirunesh Dibaba Do & Might an American Run 2:07?
Sisson is trying to become the first American woman ever under 67:00 while Dibaba returns to racing for the first time in 4+ years. 60:02 American Teshome Mekonen is lining up in the full marathon.
January 12, 2023
Jenny Simpson Puts Her Most Challenging Year Behind Her as She Turns to the Roads in 2023
In 2022, Simpson parted ways with sponsor New Balance, rehabbed a serious injury, and had to rebuild her home after a devastating fire. On Sunday, she makes her half marathon debut in Houston.
January 03, 2023
Emily Sisson, Conner Mantz, Jenny Simpson, Tirunesh Dibaba Headline 2023 Aramco Houston Half Marathon
Simpson will make her half marathon debut while Dibaba is running her first race since 2018
October 10, 2022
WTW: Women's Marathoning Has Gone CRAZY + Could Newbury Park Run 2:05 For The Marathon?
Women's marathoning has gone beserk in 2022 but is the best yet to come? And how would Newbury Park stack up against Japan's top HS team?
September 15, 2021
Podcast: Alberto Banned, Cole Hocker Pro, Jenny Simpson 10 Mile, "B" Teamer (?!) King Ches Over Rupp
June 21, 2021
Elle Purrier Is The New Queen of the US 1500 Scene as Jenny Simpson Fails To Make US Team For 1st Time Since 2005
Elle Purrier turned it into a fitness test and she ended up with a 3:58.03 victory from the front as as Cory McGree (4:00.67) and Heather MacLean (4:02.09) both PRd to make the team. MacLean only got into the final on protest.
June 03, 2021
Weekend Preview: Mo Farah, Jenny Simpson and Sydney McLaughlin (Finally!) Return To Their Specialties, Might Sifan Hassan Break the 10,000 WR?
We get you ready for a busy weekend with compelling races all over the globe. Farah needs to hit the 27:28 Olympic standard in the 10,000 at the European 10,000m Cup in Birmingham, while McLaughlin & Simpson return to action at the Music City Track Carnival in Nashville (Sunday, 5-7 p.m. ET, ESPN2). Plus Sifan Hassan headlines a stacked Hengelo meet. *MB: Weekend preview: Jenny Simpson, Sydney M and Mo Farah return, might Sifan Hassan go for the 10k WR?
May 05, 2021
Which American Athletes Were Helped -- And Hurt -- the Most by the Olympic Postponement?
Athing Mu is certainly one of the athletes better-positioned to make the Olympic team in 2021 than she would have been in 2020. The opposite is true for Jenny Simpson. We run through some of the other athletes whose stock has risen -- or declined.
April 24, 2021
2021 USATF Grand Prix: Big Wins for Muir, Bromell, & Hoare, Simpson Struggles, & Updike Stuns Steeple Field
This one had a little bit of everything - dominant wins from Laura Muir, Trayvon Bromell, Ollie Hoare, and Shaunae Miller-Uibo, a shock win by Isaac Updike and a total clunker from Jenny Simpson. MB: Official DRAKE/OREGON Relays Discussion Thread MB: Guess who's back, back again, Murphy's back, tell a friend Clayton Murphy has won the Drake 1500. MB: OLLI MF HOARE He dominated the Oregon 1500in 3:33. MB: HOBBS KESSLER 56.06 final lap MB: How soon until Cole Hocker beats Jakob Ingebrigtsen?? MB: Jenny Simpson DONE!!!?? She ran 4:10 today.
April 14, 2021
One Last Shot: Which Athletes Could Be Running Their US Final Olympic Trials in 2021?
Jonathan Gault has compiled a list of the youngest and oldest US Olympians in all track events since 2000. MB: Is age just a number? We've compiled a list of the youngest and oldest US Olympians for all track events since 2000
April 10, 2021
With Houlihan & Purrier (Probably) Opting In, the Women's 1500 at the Olympic Trials Is Going to Be Crazy
By Jonathan Gault April 12, 2021 The 1500 meters, simply by the nature of the event, is always going to be one of the most-anticipated races at any championship meet. The race's length is right in the Goldilocks zone -- long enough for drama to build, short enough that the early laps can still matter -- and the tendency for most championship finals to be settled on the final lap creates maximum excitement. Five years ago, the women's 1500 was one of the best races of the US Olympic Trials, with Brenda Martinez edging Amanda Eccleston for the final spot by .03 after both women ran down reigning Trials champ Morgan Uceny in the home straight. The 2019 USA final in Des Moines was just as compelling, with Nikki Hiltz prevailing over Sinclaire Johnson and Kate Grace in a three-way kick for the third spot to Worlds.
March 24, 2021
Many Top US Distance Stars Haven't Raced Yet in 2021. Are They Injured? In Shape? Find Out Here
A slew of top US Olympic hopefuls have yet to race in 2021. Where have they been? We've got the scoop on Shelby Houlihan, Lopez Lomong, Jenny Simpson, Raevyn Rogers, Shannon Rowbury, Ben Blankenship, Stanley Kebenei, Allie Ostrander, Andy Bayer and even the Canadian Moh Ahmed.
July 16, 2020
I Was Bored, So I Watched Jenny Simpson's Shock Gold at the 2011 Worlds
2011 was far from Jenny Simpson's best year, but she wound up as a shock world champion in Daegu. Jonathan Gault explains how it happened.
April 29, 2020
I Was Bored, So I Watched Galen Rupp, Matt Withrow, & Jenny Simpson at the 2003 Foot Locker Championships
The 2003 Foot Locker Champs were an all-time classic and produced two amazing finishes, a legendary meme, and some of the biggest stars in running today, including Jenny Simpson, Galen Rupp, and Lopez Lomong.
April 20, 2020
American Distance GOAT: Vote in the Final Four!
Who is the greatest American distance runner ever - Jenny Simpson or Deena Kastor? Frank Shorter or Jim Ryun?
April 19, 2020
Who Had The Better Career, Joan Benoit Samuelson or Jenny Simpson?
LetsRun nation thinks that Jenny Simpson had the better career than Joan Benoit Samuelson. They are wrong. Rojo tells you why. *MB: Has LetsRun nation lost its mind? Jenny Simpson is currently beating Joan Benoit in the voting for Greatest American Ever.
February 11, 2020
WTW: Elle Purrier vs Shelby Houlihan, Galen Rupp & Chris Derrick Are Back, Nico Young vs Drew Hunter, & Jenny Simpson's WR
Elle Purrier became a new American star on the week American stars Donavan Brazier, Ajee Wilson, and Galen Rupp all excelled.
February 07, 2020
2020 Camel City Preview: Paul Chelimo, Craig Engels, Jenny Simpson, King Ches & More Head South
The pro races at Camel City (2-3:30 p.m.) are right before Millrose, making it a great start to a track doubleheader as the star power up front at Camel City is comparable to Millrose. Here are 4 few things we'll be watching for.