Jenny Simpson Reflects on Her Career from High School to 2019, Shares 2020 Plans and Hopes
Jenny Simpson has been a long-awaited guest for The CITIUS MAG Podcast and she finally sat down to run through her truly remarkable career from high school to 2019 before looking ahead to the 2020 Olympic year and what she wants to accomplish before her career is over.
We start with her days as a five-time Florida state track champion and three-time state champion in cross-country out of Oviedo High School in Florida.
Then, we dive into her success as a steeplechaser at Colorado, where under coach Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs she won three NCAA steeplechase titles and one indoor 3,000-meter title. Don’t worry, we definitely don’t overlook her 163rd place finish at the 2009 NCAA Cross-Country Championships and what she learned from that performance. We get Jenny’s starting line feelings and recollections from the 2008 Olympics and 2009 World Championships.
After Jenny turns pro in 2010, we learn why she chose the 1,500 meters and ultimately became the 2011 World Championship gold medalist, 2013 World Championship silver medalist, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and 2017 World Championship silver medalist in the event. Get ready because she puts us in her shoes for some of those major races.
When you’ve accomplished so much, what’s next? We hear what Jenny has planned for 2020 and her feelings toward the American record after Shelby Houlihan just lowered it to 3:54.99 in 2019.
Thanks to Kevin Morris for the photos!
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