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Simpson rises up UK 1500m rankings

Jemma Simpson
Simpson went out in the opening round at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing

Cornwall's Jemma Simpson has risen to number two in the UK 1500m rankings after a personal best of four minutes, 6.39 seconds in California.

The 26-year-old, who represented Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics, finished her latest race at Occidental College in Los Angeles with her fastest run.

Simpson's previous best over the distance was 4:10.08, which she set back in 2007.

The current UK number one is 20-year-old Stephanie Twell.

Both runners will be aiming for a place on the Great Britain team for the European Championship in Barcelona at the end of July.


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