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One Runner’s Road To The World Championships

Jenny Simpson will compete against the world's best this month in China.

Photo: Courtesy of New Balance
Photo: Courtesy of New Balance

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Jenny Simpson, one of the world’s top track athletes, won the gold medal in the 1,500 meters at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. She then came back to the next World Championships in Moscow, Russia in 2013 narrowly missing out on the gold medal. With Jenny’s silver medal in 2013 and the subsequent 2014 IAAF Diamond League title she became the most decorated American woman in the 1,500 meters and further solidified herself among the world’s best in the distance.

“Jenny’s desire to win and her relentless approach to training are apparent in this documentary,” says John Evans, General Manager of Running Sports Marketing at New Balance. “Jenny is an integral part of the New Balance running family and an outstanding ambassador for our Always in Beta mentality. This series is a behind the scenes look at the work, lifestyle and commitment it takes to be the world’s best.”

Check out this first video of the champion’s road to Beijing for this month’s world championships ahead of an Olympic year.