Jackie is a Wisconsin born and raised long distance triathlete entering her sixth year of professional racing. She grew up as a swimmer and started running while in college at UW LaCrosse. She soon became interested in triathlons. Post college she worked full time and started racing all distance triathlons as a way to stay in shape. She did her first Ironman (at Ironman WI) in 2008 and qualified for the World Championships. She raced two more years as an age-grouper before turning pro in 2011. Eventually she left her job as a pharmaceutical chemist to pursue triathlon racing and coaching full time. She loves training, racing and teaching others about the sport. She now has a youth and adult triathlon team in the Madison area and puts on a snowshoe running series in the winter and a swim race in the summer.
• Ironman WI 2013 Champion
• Buffalo Springs 70.3 2015 Champion
• Four Time Ironman World Championship finisher
Favorite Shoe: Distance V