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Jamie Whitmore

Paralympian 2016, 2020

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May 3, 1976


Somerset, CA


Valley High School (Sacramento, Calif.) '94 California State University, Northridge '98, Criminology

classification: WC3

Whitmore has always been an athlete. When she was 5 years old, she started swimming, then it was softball and volleyball before she found her niche in track and field in eighth grade. She quickly found success as a distance runner and earned a scholarship to California State University, Northridge where she ran cross country and track. After graduating in 1998, she decided she wanted to be a professional triathlete. By 2001, she was racing mountain bikes professionally, and one year later she won her first Xterra off-road triathlon. Whitmore went on to become the most successful female athlete in XTERRA history with 37 wins, six national titles and one world title. In March of 2008, Whitmore learned that the source of the lingering pain in her leg was cancer – a spindle cell sarcoma that had wrapped around her sciatic nerve. The next year, Whitmore was in and out of the hospital with surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy and infections that left her fighting for her life. After relearning to walk and giving birth to twin boys in 2010, Whitmore won a gold and silver medal at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016. ...Daughter of Clyde and Christine Whitmore…Has twin sons, Christian and Ryder, who were born in January of 2010…Was pregnant with the twins before being a year cancer free…She coaches over 30 athletes for off-road and road triathlons…Hobbies include mountain biking and riding dirt jumps with her boys and watching Blacklist, Gotham and Hart of Dixie.
  • Two-time Paralympian (2020, 2016); Two-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold, 1 silver)
  • Tokyo 2020, 7th (time trial, road race); 8th (individual pursuit)
  • Rio 2016, gold (road race), silver (track pursuit)
  • Most recent: 2023 - Road - 4th (time trial), 7th (road race); 2020 – Track – 4th (omnium), 5th (time trial, scratch), 7th (individual pursuit)
  • Years of Participation: Road – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2023; Track – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Medals: 21 (11 golds, 3 silver, 7 bronze)
  • Gold – 2017 (track time trial, track scratch), 2015 (track time trial, road time trial, road race), 2014 (road race, road time trial, pursuit, track time trial), 2013 (road time trial, road race)
  • Silver – 2016 (track scratch), 2015 (track scratch, track pursuit)
  • Bronze – 2022 (road race); 2018 (track time trial, track pursuit, track scratch, road race, road time trial), 2016 (track time trial)

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