From Xterra Triathlon World Champion to Gold Medalist Paralympic Cyclist. Jamie Whitmore does not let challenges deter her from opportunity.

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Jamie dominated the Xterra scene both in the U.S. and overseas for nearly 7 years. Jamie held 37 Championship wins (more than any other female or male at that time), 6 U.S. Championship Titles, and 1 World Title.

In 2008 Jamie was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, which was wrapped around her sciatic nerve, which resulted in the loss of use of most of my left leg with a condition called “drop foot.” After three years and twin boys, Jamie returned to competition as a paracyclist. In the last 3 years Jamie has won 9 World Titles (on the road and on the track) and set 2 world records in the 500TT and the 3K pursuit. Because of these great results, Jamie was nominated and won an ESPY for Best Female Athlete With A Disability.

Enjoy the episode and for more information on Jamie to go her Instagram GutzyTriGirl.

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