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 The Grubb Co. Realtors.[1]

Track & field career[edit]

After graduating from Stanford University, Jacobs represented the US 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.

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 The Grubb Co. Realtors.[4]


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  2. ^ Fish, Mike (November 25, 2003). "Second guessing". Retrieved 2009-02-03.
  3. ^ "USATF Indoor Championships".
  4. ^ Jacobs Real Estate Associate in Oakland California - The Grubb Co. Realtors Jacobs Real Estate Associate in Oakland California - The Grubb Co. Realtors Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2016-07-18. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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