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For the first time in many years, two Americans were ranked #1 in the world in distance events for 2014 by Track & Field News. Galen Rupp topped the rankings in the men's 10,000 meters, and Jenny Simpson in the women's 1500 meters.
At Saturday's NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile, Jenny Simpson won her third title in four years, the first woman to win the race three times. Jordan McNamara won in a photo finish over Garrett Heath. In the amateur races, celebrity Malcolm Gladwell ran 4:54.
After over a month-long break, the IAAF Diamond League series resumed on Thursday at the DN Galan meet in Stockholm, Sweden. The biggest news is Jenny Simpson's dramatic victory in the 1500.
It's been a big week for American distance athletes, with two American records and several other significant performances. In a year with no World Championships or Olympics, it's an exciting opportunity for athletes to push their limits to achieve some of the fastest times in history. They're inspiring to us mere mortals, and to future running stars.