Regina Jacobs

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameRegina•Jacobs
Used nameRegina•Jacobs
Born28 August 1963 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
Measurements168 cm / 51 kg
AffiliationsMizuno Track Club, Osaka (JPN)
NOC United States

Biography

Regina attended Stanford, graduating in 1986. She was primarily a 1,500/miler, who ran that event at the 1988, 1992, and 1996 Olympic Games. She won the US Olympic Trials in the event at each Olympiad, also winning in 2000, when she could not compete at the Olympics due to injury. Jacobs was a silver medalist in the 1,500 at the 1997 and 1999 World Championships, and was World Indoor Champion in 1995 and 2003. Jacobs won the US outdoor title in the 1,500 12 times in a long career between 1987 and 2003. In February 2003 she also set a world indoor record of 3:59.98 for the 1,500 at a meet in Boston, which made her the first woman to run the distance under 4 minutes indoors.

In 2003 Jacobs’ career ended when she tested positive for use of THG (tetrahydrogestrinone), a designer steroid implicated in the BALCO Doping Scandal in the Bay Area of California. She was suspended from competing for four years by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Jacobs later worked as a real estate agent with Sotheby’s International Realty in Oakland, California.

Personal Best: 1500 – 3:59.98i (2003).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Regina Jacobs
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 11 h2 r1/2
1992 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Regina Jacobs
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 12 h1 r2/3
1996 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Regina Jacobs
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 10

Olympic family relations

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