Full name: Regina Jacobs
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: August 28, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Mizuno Track Club, Osaka (JPN)
Country: United States
Related Olympians: Cousin of Wayne Collett.
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 Sothebyâs International Realty in Oakland, California.
Personal Best: 1500 â 3:59.98i (2003).
|1988 Summer||25||Seoul||Athletics||Women's 1,500 metres||United States||USA||11 h2 r1/2|
|1992 Summer||28||Barcelona||Athletics||Women's 1,500 metres||United States||USA||12 h1 r2/3|
|1996 Summer||32||Atlanta||Athletics||Women's 1,500 metres||United States||USA||10|
|1988 Summer||25||Seoul||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Two||11||4:18.09|
|1992 Summer||28||Barcelona||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat One||12||4:21.55|
|1992 Summer||28||Barcelona||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Two||7||QC||4:13.87|
|1996 Summer||32||Atlanta||Athletics||United States||Final||10||4:07.21|
|1996 Summer||32||Atlanta||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||2||QU||4:06.13|
|1996 Summer||32||Atlanta||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Three||3||QU||4:07.41|