Performance of 2011: Jenny Simpson wins 1500m gold - 2011 Track & Field Worlds
Flotrack's Best of 2011 - Performance of the Year! Jenny Simpson becomes the first American women to win the 1500m gold medal since Mary Decker-Slaney in 1983. Simpson was not the favorite on paper at the 2011 Track & Field World Championships, but ran comfortable through the rounds and put herself in position over the final 300 meters of the race. This is Simpson's first international medal and now looks to be one of the favorites for gold as we head into the 2012 Olympic Games! Sept. 1, 2011: After teammate Morgan Uceny is taken out in a fall, American Jenny Simpson wins a stunning gold medal in the women's 1500m. From Universal Sports
Jenny Barringer Simpson World 1500 Meter Champion at Daegu 2011 World Track Championships
Jenny Barringer Simpson wins the World 1500 Meter Championships at the Daegu 2011 World Track Championships in a time of 4:05.40. Jenny Simpson becomes the first US woman to win World Championship gold in the 1500 since 1983 when Mary Decker Slaney won in Helsinki, Finland. This was the first year of four that Jenny ran an event other than the steeplechase. In winning the 1500 meters in Daegu she has answered a lot of people's questions as to why she stopped running the steeplechase this year, an event she finished 5th in back in 2009.
A look back at the 2009 IAAF World Championships on Flotrack
I was looking through footage and thinking how much fun we had covering the World Championships this year. I put this video together to hopefully show how much we enjoyed being there. A big thanks goes to all the athletes for talking with us and being a part of what we do. They showed us some great things in Berlin and I hope the fans out there had a great experience following track and field this summer. It seemed like our presence was felt which gets me pumped for the future. We're going to keep coming with more and more so hold on and enjoy the ride. I'm sad to see the track season go, but I know it'll be back again before we know it!
46bliss "Na Na Na (Spark Remix)"
Matt Centrowitz psyched after winning bronze in 1500 at Daegu 2011 World Track Championships
Matt Centrowitz psyched after winning bronze medal in 1500 at Daegu 2011 World Track Championships
Trey Hardee admits to being on Flotrack after defending his World Championship gold medal at Daegu 2011 World Championships
Trey Hardee admits to being on Flotrack after defending his World Championship gold medal at Daegu 2011 World Championships. Trey gets Flotrack's Interview of the Day (IOD) for day 2 competition!
Kirani James 18 year old world champ for 400m 44.60 at Daegu 2011 World Championships
Kirani James, 18 years old, becomes the 2011 world champ for 400m with a time of 44.60 and takes down reigning world champ Lashawn Merritt at Daegu 2011 World Championships
Shelly-Ann Fraser 100 Gold Medalist Jamaican record 2009 Berlin IAAF World Champs
Shelly-Ann Fraser won the 100 meter world title for the second year in a row. In the process she broke the Jamaican National Record that was held by Merlene Ottey since 1996.
Great Wall with Ryan Hall
Before I left Beijing I was able to catch up with one last person to explore a little more of China. He was a little sore, but he made it across most of the Great Wall. The views are unbelievable and the toboggan ride back to the bottom was great!
Jenny Simpson reflects on the World Championships Gold
In a series of interview with Jenny Simpson, we look inside as some of the things that led Jenny to a World Championship gold medal. In the first part of our interview Jenny reflects on her experience in Daegu and talks about how it was different than past championship finals she had competed in. More from Jenny next week when she looks back at her 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championship misfortune.
First Run to Daegu Stadium
After a long day of travel Ryan and Alex venture out for a run in Daegu. Guided by Ludus Tours' Larkin Geyer, the trio finds their way to the stadium, a hidden hilltop temple, and appently a "whole in the wall" gas station. Tuneage provided by: Martin Sexton- 13 Step Boogie
USA Women 4x4 Champs 2009 IAAF World Track Championships
Flotrack gets Cultured
Not knowing what they were getting themselves into, Ryan and Alex joined a a free media tour. The trip took them to a S. Korean culture fair park and then treated them to an authentic Korean dinner. Warning: Not for weak stomachs! Fish eyeball is ingested...
Sights and Sounds Around Daegu Stadium
A lot going around the stadium in Daegu. Its very similar to a US sporting venue with a few minor differences (mainly the amount of dancing mascots).Everything from health expos to talking robots are on display when you tour around the World Championships.
Trip to Berlin Olympic Stadium
Here's our first journey to the Berlin Olympic Stadium and seeing the track.
Sanya Richards 400 Champ 2009 IAAF World Track Championships
FAM & The Buddha, Part 2
Fam went back to the original store to get the Chinese Buddha. He was shut down but things turned for the better...
LaShawn Merritt 400 Champ 2009 IAAF World Track Champs
World Champs courtyard outside the stadium
Outside Berlin Olympic Stadium after Day 1
Flotrack Tours - 2012 London Olympic Games
Flotrack has teamed up with Ludus Tours to bring you Flotrack Tours! The Tours provide different packages to meet your needs as family, fans and spectators at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Check out how to sign up today on the Flotrack Tour Homepage!