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About Heather

Heather Jackson is an American professional triathlete based out of Bend, Oregon whose accolades include a fifth place finish at the 2015 Ironman World championships in kona, hawaii, 3 time Wildflower Triathlon Champion, 2 TIME IRONMAN 70.3 OCEANSIDE CHAMPION, Ironman Coeur d'alene champion and 2013 Escape from Alcatraz Champion. 


Heather was born and raised in Exeter, NH in a blue-collar, hard-working family. After playing ice hockey with the boys from age 6 until high school, followed by four years on Princeton's Division I women's team, as well as many summers spent in Lake Placid, NY with the US National Team program, Heather shifted her athletic focus from ice hockey to triathlon in 2007. In her first full season as an 18-24 year old amateur triathlete, Heather qualified for and won the Ironman World Championships in Kona in her age group. She turned pro at the end of 2009 and through hard work and her aggressive racing style, Heather has progressed in the sport and is a top contender at every race she enters.

 While she currently focuses on the half ironman distance triathlons, Heather likes to jump in an Olympic or Sprint distance triathlons every now and then, and will step up to the full Ironman distance this season. Regardless of the distance, Heather enjoys hilly, strength courses with her top finishes including wins at races like Wildflower and Escape from Alcatraz. In her off season, Heather enjoys riding her mountain and cross bikes, snowboarding, and a good beer ... or four. 



2016 Races

Jan 17th | Carlsbad Half Marathon

April 2nd | Oceanside 70.3

April 30th| Wildflower Triathlon

May 7th | St. George 70.3

June 12th | Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

June 26th | Coeur d'Alene 70.3

July 10th | Vineman 70.3

July 24th | Ironman Lake Placid

Aug 21st | Timberman 70.3

October 8th | Ironman World Championships (upon qualification)



This is a tentative schedule and may shift depending on training, results, qualification, etc.

Career highlights

Ironman Coeur d'Alene Champion (2015)

3-Time Wildflower Long Course Champion and Course Record Holder (2012, 2013, 2014)

2-Time Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Champion (2013, 2015)

Escape from Alcatraz Champion (2013)

Ironman 70.3 Princeton Champion (2014)

Runner Up at Ironman 70.3 World Championships (2013)

5th Place Ironman World Championships (2015)

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