Jenny Simpson won gold in the 1,500m at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Two years later at the 2013 Worlds in Russia, she lost her title by .32 seconds. As the new series by New Balance points out, “When it’s all you think about, 1/3 of a second lasts a long time.”

New Balance has put together a four-part documentary on Simpson as she prepares for the 2015 World Championships later this month in Beijing, China. You can see the first episode of “Steps to Beijing” above.

The film was produced by NAIL out of Providence, R.I., and directed by Emmy Award winning Tiny Elephant, which was founded by Jeffrey DeChausse.

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