“I am incredibly honored to be named to the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame. I was born and raised here and am proud to represent my hometown wherever I compete.”
High School: Valley
College: California State University, Northridge
* XTERRA Career: 37 wins
* 6 Time National Champion (2002 - 2007)
* World Champion (2004)
* Paralympic Gold Medalist 2016 Rio - Road Race
* Paralympic Silver Medalist 2016 Rio - Track Pursuit
* XTERRA Hall of Inductee (2012)
* ESPY Award Winner (2014)
Jamie Whitmore is the one of the most successful female athletes in Sacramento. She went to Valley High School and graduated in 1994 and was an outstanding cross country runner. She earned a scholarship to California State University Northridge.
She began training in Triathlon and quickly dominated the sport. Jamie is the most decorated female in XTERRA Triathlon history having won 37 events, six national titles and one world championship. She was the XTERRA World Champion in 2004
In 2008, Jamie was diagnosed with cancer. She had spindle cell sarcoma that had wrapped around her sciatic nerve. She became paralyzed in her leg due to drop foot. The next year, Jamie was in and out of the hospital with surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy and infections that left her fighting for her life. After relearning to walk she gave birth to twin boys in 2010.
With her triathlon career over Jamie focused on cycling and returned to competing. She began a phenomenal career in para-cycling and competed in world championship races held by Union Cycliste Internationale and UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships.
Jamie dominated the para-cycling circuit and won a gold and silver medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016. Since 2013, Jamie has won over 20 medals including back-to-back gold medals from 2013 to 2015. She later won bronze in both events during the 2018 event. During the 2022 edition, She won bronze in the road race..
She simultaneously raced in Track para-cycling as well. She broke the world records in the time trial and pursuit events for the C3 classification while winning her first track gold medals in those events.
Jamie’s story has resonated with fans all across the world. So much so, that she won an ESPY award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability. Her journey has been amazing and continues to grow as she is still competing while calling Sacramento her home.