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Lynn Jennings
Overall, Jennings has set 10 American records and is the three-time World Cross-Country champion.
Jennings


An impressive and formidable distance running competitor, Lynn Jennings holds a record collection of 39 national titles in track, road and cross-country in distances ranging from 1500 meters to 10,000 meters.

Born July 1, 1960, Jennings is a role model for all runners, especially women in the sport. In the 1992 Olympics at Barcelona, Jennings set an American record in the Olympic 10,000 meters and holds the only Olympic distance medal on the track won by a US woman. She’s a three-time Olympian and the nine-time National Cross-Country Champion. Overall, Jennings has set 10 American records and is the three-time World Cross-Country champion.

At the age of 17, Jennings ran on the boys’ track team at Bromfield High in Massachusetts, and in 1978, she ran her first Boston Marathon as an unofficial entrant. She ran 2:46, which would have placed her third and established a record for her age. Years later, in 1999, after already more than excelling at track racing, cross-country and road running, Jennings ran the Boston Marathon again, finishing 12th.

Jennings’ drive and ambition set her apart from her competitors in almost every race she runs, and she continues to run competitively.


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