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. 



2017 Races

April 1st | Oceanside 70.3  

April 23rd | Peru 70.3

May 21st | Chattanooga 70.3 

June 11th | Ironman Boulder

June 25th | Coeur d'Alene 70.3 (TENTATIVE, dependent on recovery from Ironman Boulder)

July 16 | Racine 70.3

August 13 | Steelhead 70.3

October 14th| Ironman World Championships (dependent on validation)

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

Career highlights

3rd Place Ironman World Championships (2016)

Ironman Lake Placid Champion and Course Record Holder (2016)

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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