Jenny Simpson

2016 Olympian Jenny Simpson Helping Her Colorado Community Heal After Narrow Escape From Marshall Fire

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – “I opened the front door and the whole front yard was on fire,” Jenny Simpson recalled of the Marshall Fire. “In that moment you’re thinking, ‘I need to save my life, my husband’s life, my dog’s life.'” Jenny and Jason Simpson (credit: CBS) For decorated athlete Jenny Simpson and her husband Jason, Dec. 30, 2021, is a day they’ll never forget. “The majority of the trauma and fear is from we had to leave,” Simpson said. “We didn’t leave, we escaped.” Jason Simpson took this photo of the wildfire as it burned all around his Marshall home but didn’t...
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Jenny Simpson recounts home’s near-miss in Marshall Fire

Jenny Simpson has never had to turn on the jets quite like this. Like so many in Superior, Louisville and the surrounding areas, Dec. 30, 2021, began as any other day for Simpson, Colorado’s in-house Olympian. Well, almost like any other day. That morning, Simpson planned to drive from...

Jenny Simpson Talks About Fleeing Colorado Wildfires and Helping Her Community Rebuild

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. On December 30, Jenny Simpson and her husband, Jason, happened to be outside trying to secure the materials in the yard intended for a construction project. The winds that day, ranging from 60 to 100 miles per hour, were outrageous—and dangerous—on the Front Range near Boulder, Colorado.
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Nell Rojas Outsprints Olympian Jenny Simpson to Win 2021 Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

Nell Rojas had one final decision to make Sunday morning as she looked toward the finish line with less than a half mile to go at the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. She could either risk her lead by being assertive early and push for the victory in hopes of holding off Olympian Jenny Simpson, or she could wait and save it for a sprint finish.

Former CU Buffs star Jenny Simpson finishes 10th in 1,500-meter final

EUGENE, Ore. — Former University of Colorado star runner Jenny Simpson will not represent the United States in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics after finishing 10th in the 1,500-meter final at qualifying in Eugene, Oregon on Monday night. Simpson finished with a time of 4:07.76, more than five seconds behind Heather...