Jamie is from Sacramento, California where she grew up swimming competitively. She then turned to running in High School, which earned her a scholarship to California State University, Northridge. After earning a degree in Criminology, she decided to give Triathlon a try! It was at this time she met her husband, Courtney who got her started in Mountain Biking. At the end of 2001 she turned pro in both Mountain Biking and Xterra (off-road triathlons!) For nearly 7 years, Jamie dominated the Xterra scene both in the U.S. and overseas. She racked up 37 Championship wins (more than any other female or male at that time), 6 U.S. Championship Titles and 1 World Title. In 2008 she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, which was wrapped around her sciatic nerve. She lost the use of most of her left leg with a condition called “drop foot.” She also lost the use of her hamstring and glute muscle. After three years and twin boys, she returned to competition as a paracyclist. In the span of twelve months she picked up 6 World Titles (on the road and on the track) and set 2 world records in the 500TT and the 3K pursuit. Because of these great results, Jamie was nominated and won an ESPY for Best Female Athlete With A Disability. Besides being a mom and paracyclist, she also runs her own triathlon coaching business helping others reach their goals. Jamie can also be found sharing her story as a motivational speaker around the world.

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