Regina Jacobs

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Regina Jacobs
Medal record
Women’s Athletics
Representing the  United States
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1997 Athens 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 1999 Seville 1500 m

Regina Jacobs (born August 28, 1963 in Los Angeles) is an American former middle-distance runner from Los Angeles. She currently works as a real estate agent in Oakland, California with Bay Sotheby's International Realty.[1]

Track & field career[edit]

After graduating from Stanford University, Jacobs represented the USA in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.[2]

Jacobs took second place in the 1500 m race at the 6th World Championships in Athletics in Athens (4:04.63) in 1997, and again won the silver medal in the 1500 m at the World Championships in Sevilla in 1999 (4:00.35). In her years of running she won 25 national titles. On February 1, 2003, at age 39 Jacobs set a world record in the indoor 1500 m with a time of 3:59.98, becoming the first woman to break 4 minutes in the event.[3] Jacobs remains the only American woman to run under 4 minutes in the indoor 1500 meters and stands as the USATF American Indoor record holder in 2015. Regina's 2 mile record was broken by Jennifer Simpson in 2015.

In 2003 she retired after she tested positive for BALCO's 'designer' steroid THG and was suspended from competing in track & field for four years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

Real Estate Career[edit]

Following her ban and subsequent retirement, Jacobs became a real estate agent in the Oakland, California area. She currently works for Sotheby's International Realty.[4]

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