Jenny Spangler
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1963-07-20) July 20, 1963 (age 58)
Rockford, Illinois, United States
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportRunning
Event(s)Distance
College teamIowa
ClubSanta Monica Track Club

Jenny Spangler (born July 20, 1963) is an American long-distance runner. She competed in Atlanta, GA in the women's marathon at the 1996 Summer Olympics, but dropped out, along with 20 other women.[1] By virtue of winning the Olympic Trials in 2:29:54, she was also the 1996 United States National Champion in the Marathon.[2][3][4] She had run the best time of any U.S. Junior in 1983, clocking 2:33:52 at the Duluth, Minnesota point-to-point Grandma's Marathon.[5] In 1984, she finished the Trials in 2:40:18, in 1988, 2:44.59, and in 2000, in 2:36:30, for 9th place.[6]

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jenny Spangler Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "USA Marathon Champions". USA Track & Field. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's Marathon". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Longman, Jere (February 11, 1996). "MARATHON;A New Face Emerges In Marathon". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Glenn, Jordon (February 11, 1996). "MAINE HOPEFUL FINISHES IN 13TH PLACE JOAN BENOIT SAMUELSON OF FREEPORT IS AMONG THE MARATHONERS WHO SEE AN UNKNOWN NAMED JENNY SPANGLER WIN THE U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS". Portland Press Herald.
  6. ^ 2012 USA Women's Olympic Trials Marathon - Complete History 1984-2008. Retrieved April 17, 2018.