Race Ambassador: Team Teal
2017 marks ten years of competing in duathlons for Jamie. She has competed in the Open Options Shawnee Mission Duathlon since its inaugural year in 2015 and has been the overall female winner both years. Jamie grew up in Concordia, Missouri and focused on basketball and softball in high school and played Division II basketball at Missouri University of Science & Technology. After college, she participated in the occasional 5K but it wasn’t until a friend suggested cycling that Jamie decided to combine the two and competed in her first duathlon through the Kansas City Corporate Challenge held at Shawnee Mission Park. It was an epic fail as she flatted out on the bike course and had to swallow the dreaded “DNF” – Did Not Finish. After a biking accident resulted in two shoulder surgeries, the 2007 Prairie Punisher in Gardner was her first USAT sanctioned duathlon. Since then, Jamie has competed in numerous local duathlons and at the National Duathlon Championships three times. Jamie is looking forward to competing at the ITU World Duathlon Championships in Penticton, Canada in August 2017.