31 May '15, 6pm

RECAP: Jenny Simpson and Alexa Efraimson impress in #PreClassic 1500 Meters

RECAP: Jenny Simpson and Alexa Efraimson impress in #PreClassic 1500 Meters

Records were broken and world-leading times were run in bulk at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday. Two American women stole the show in the women’s 1500 meters. Jenny Simpson took the win in 4:00.98, the second-fastest time in the world this year, and Alexa Efraimson broke Mary Cain’s national junior and high school record with a time of 4:03.39. Simpson, the reigning IAAF Diamond League champion at 1500 meters, remained close to the front of the pack throughout the race before sprinting powerfully to victory in the final 100 meters to win in 4:00.98. Mercy Cherono of Kenya took second in 4:01.26 with Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan third in 4:01.65. American Shannon Rowbury wound up fourth in 4:02.28. "I got to just kind of feel out the race for 800 meters and that was really fun to do," Simpson said. "There's not going to be a single race this year that's easy to win, so it re...

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