Jamie Whitmore

Cycling

Jamie tells the amazing story of her cycling comback: "After racing for 8 years as a professional triathlete and mountain biker, I faced the toughest battle of my career . . . Cancer! It was a rare form growing out of my sciatic nerve. It left me paralyzed in my left lower leg (drop foot.) I also lost my left glute muscle.
Three years later (and twin boys) I finally got back on the bike. Doctors told me I might ride a stationary bike. I’m happy to say I proved them wrong as I won the C3 Para Cycling road and TT National Championship. A month later I competed in the grueling Leadville 100 mountain bike race. I not only finished but I earned a small belt buckle with a time of 11hrs and 42min!
In 2013 as part of the National Para Cycling Team I have been tearing it up allover the world! Currently I am leading the Para Cycling World Cup. At then end of this month I plan to secure the White Jersey at the last World Cup. The following week I will race for the coveted rainbow stripes. My long term goal is the Paralympics in Rio in 2016 (I just missed out this year.
In October of 2012 I was inducted into the Xterra Hall of Fame. Shortly after that Triathlete Magazine (January issue) named my Leadville finish as the best Pro comeback race of the year!"

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