28 Dec '14, 3pm

2014 World 1500 Rankings. Congrats to @trackjenny for nabbing spot #1. @ShannonRowbury is #7.

As late as August 20, it looked like Hassan had the year’s #1 ranking secured, but a pair of wins by Simpson in the final two Diamond League races locked up her first DL title and gave her the slight edge in LRC’s year-end rankings. The #1 spot changed several times throughout the year. Dibaba earned it with a world indoor record 3:55.17 on February 1 but chose to focus on the 3k/5k outdoors. Aregawi seized control after a dominant World Indoor title and DL wins in Shanghai and New York before handing it off to Hassan, who put together a monster stretch in the middle of the summer (DL wins in Paris and Glasgow followed by a European title). Ultimately, it came down to Hassan vs. Simpson, with the nod going to the American by virtue of her 4-1 record and higher average DL finish (2.2 vs. 2.8) and the importance of her end-of-season wins in Stockholm and Zurich (read our Q&A...

Full article: http://www.letsrun.com/news/2014/12/2014-lrc-year-end-ran...

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