By Jonathan Gault
July 26, 2021
Five minutes before the biggest race of her life, Jenny Simpson had a problem.
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One by one, the other 11 finalists had risen from their chairs in the bowels of the Estádio Nilton Santos to perform their last drills and strideouts before the women’s 1500-meter final at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. But Simpson had not been given permission to do the same because she was missing her front bib. So she was forced to sit in a small “room” — essentially 12 folding chairs surrounded by temporary partitions in