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A Glimpse At One Runner’s Rigorous Training Schedule

The difference between an American record and a finish time is sometimes half of a second.

In the second episode of New Balance athlete Jenny Simpson’s road to Beijing for the track and field world championships, the 1,500-meter stud gives us a taste of a day in the life of an elite athlete, which includes tons of miles, tons of drills and strength training and tons of sleep. She is one athlete who will be running to bring a world medal back to the U.S. later this month. See the first episode here, and check out what it takes to run at a world-class level.