Jamie Whitmore is one of XTERRA’s most winningest pro’s ever with 37 career victories. She owns XTERRA USA, European and World Championship titles. In addition, she has multiple victories in the professional mountain bike circuit.
With such a successful career, it came as a shock when Jamie was stricken with cancer at the age of 31. Uncertain about her future, she was told by doctors that she would not be able to race again.
“Three years later (and twin boys) I finally got back on the bike. Doctors told me I might ride a stationary bike. I’m happy to say I proved them wrong as I won the C3 Para Cycling road and TT National Championship. A month later I competed in the grueling Leadville 100 mountain bike race. I not only finished but I earned a small belt buckle with a time of 11hrs and 42min!”
“In 2013 as part of the National Para Cycling Team I have been tearing it up allover the world! Currently I am leading the Para Cycling World Cup. At then end of this month I plan to secure the White Jersey at the last World Cup. The following week I will race for the coveted rainbow stripes. My long term goal is the Paralympics in Rio in 2016. I just missed out this year.”
In October of 2012 I was inducted into the Xterra Hall of Fame. Shortly after that Triathlete Magazine (January issue) named my Leadville finish as the best Pro comeback race of the year!