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Jenny Simpson wins Bronze at the RIO Olympics

Jenny Simpson Claims Bronze in Olympic 1,500

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Former Colorado star Jenny Simpson became the second Buff in two days to claim an Olympic bronze medal, putting on a terrific finishing kick over the last 200 meters Tuesday night to finish third in the 1,500-meter final. Simpson, who

Emma Coburn wins Bronze and runs American Record

Coburn Wins Olympic Bronze, Sets American Record

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Very few Olympians get to leave the games with a medal around their neck, but Colorado’s very own Emma Coburn will leave as one of the elite after earning the bronze medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Monday morning. In addition

Wetmore and Burroughs watching Emma Coburn race the Steeplechase final

Behind the Track Trials scenes with photographer Dave Albo

Dave Albo is a track fan. His love of the sport ranges from athletes of all ages and speeds at the Boulder All Comers meets, high school, at the college level, high achieving masters athletes, to those exemplifying the pinnacle of the sport. Fortunately, in Boulder there are

Jenny Simpson Makes Third U.S. Olympic Team – Photos

EUGENE, Ore. — Jenny Simpson earned her third trip to the Olympic Games on Sunday afternoon, winning the 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials. Simpson ran a brilliant race, finishing in 4:04.74. She came through the first 300 meters in

Jenny Simpson leads the 1500m Semi-final with Sarah Vaughn and Sara Sutherland in the pack

Former Buffs Simpson, Vaughn and Sutherland Make 1500m Finals

Three former Buffs, Jenny Simpson, Sara Vaughn and Sara Sutherland, have all advanced to the 1500m finals on Sunday night at the Olympic Track Trials held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. New Balance’s Jenny Simpson led all qualifiers into the women’s 1,500-meter final, clocking 4:10.09 in her semifinal

Emma Coburn wins the US Track Trials in the Steeplechase

Coburn Wins U.S. Olympic Trials, Punches Ticket To Rio

EUGENE, Ore. — Heading into Thursday night’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials, former Colorado all-star Emma Coburn was the heavy favorite. She didn’t disappoint. The American record holder cruised to her second straight U.S. Olympic Trials Championship, her

Olympic Track Trials 10k Jon Grey

Olympic Trials 10k Results from Boulder Runners

The Olympic Track & Field Trials kicked off this weekend and distance running capped the night on Friday night with the Men’s 10k followed by the Women’s 10k on Saturday am. There were 5 local runners competing in the two events hoping to earn a

Boulder Track Club sends four to Olympic Trials

Troopy is positioned on the north side of the track calling final times and encouraging runners with his characteristic enthusiasm as they come through the finish line. 8:25, 8:26, 8:27. Alex Monroe is first to finish the 3k time trial as a final workout in preparation for the USATF Olympic

Roll Recovery helps Olympic Dreams

ROLL Recovery to share revenue to support the Olympic dream

To make an Olympic team takes talent, sacrifice, dedication, and patience, and for the few who make it, they are celebrated and rewarded. But that’s only once every four years. And for the rest of the hundreds of talented athletes who are still performing at the highest level year

Jenny Simpson leads the pack in the Women's 1500 Meter semi-final on day 8 of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field

Boulder Runners compete in U.S. Olympic Track Trials

Local runners will be competing in the USA Olympic Track & Field Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon, July 1- 10. Some local runners are heading to the 2016 USA Olympic Track Trials with one thing in mind, to make the coveted Olympic Team and to head to