Lynn Jennings

Lynn Jennings ( born July 1, 1960 in Princeton, New Jersey) is an American long-distance runner who became world champion in cross country three times and in 1992 won an Olympic bronze medal.

She was in her youth quite successful in middle distance running. Inspired by the Olympic victory of their former training colleague Joan Benoit in the marathon of the 1984 Summer Olympics, she decided to take her temporarily discontinued sporting ambitions again.

Success came quickly, as they won the first of nine titles at the National Cross Country Championships 1985. Jennings noted several U.S. records on, including 1990 31:06 a still current in the 10 - km road race. She qualified for the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, where he was sixth in the 10,000 m. From 1990 to 1992, she won three times in a row at the World Cross Country Championships.

At the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992 they celebrated another success. She won the bronze medal in 31:19,89 in the 10,000 meter run behind Derartu Tulu (ETH) and Elana Meyer ( RSA). Also this time was a U.S. record, which was only ten years later, broken by Deena Kastor.

At the Boston Marathon in 1978 she was unofficially (because they are not yet allowed as a 17 -year-old start ) run there. Her time of 2:46, they would then become a third party. 21 years later, she ran toward completing her running career at the same place their first official marathon in 2:38:37 and was twelfth.

Lynn Jennings is 1,65 m tall and weighed about 50 kg competition times.