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Jamie Whitmore

Triathalon

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.  She is the most decorated female in XTERRA history having won 37 events, six national titles and one world title.

 

In 2008, Jamie was diagnosed with cancer.  She had 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.