BIO BOX:

Date of Birth: April 2, 1981

Hometown: Exeter, New Hampshire

Professional Since: 2009

Twitter: @HJacksonracing

Instagram: http://instagram.com/hjacksonracing

Website: http://heatherjacksonracing.com

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • 1st, 70.3 IRONMAN OCEANSIDE ‘13
  • 1st, 70.3 ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ ‘13
  • 3x Champion at Wildflower Long Course ’12 (new course record), ’13, ‘14

No need to apologize…this Ms. Jackson is for real! One of the most dominant women in the 70.3 scene, Heather took 2nd at the 2013 World Championships.

Never one to rest on her laurels, or anywhere else for that matter, she’s now got her sights set on the 2015 Ironman World Championships in Kona.

Where do you call home?  
Bend, Oregon

What is your favorite race and why?
Wildflower Triathlon – it’s so much fun! It’s an entire weekend of people hanging out, camping and enjoying the sport of triathlon

What are some of your favorite bike spots?
I love to ride all around Bend but also have some road trip training spot favorites: Perfumo/See/Price Canyon in San Luis Obipso, CA; The Painted Cave climb in Santa Barbara, CA; Latigo/Piuma in Malibu area; Mt. Hamilton; Old La Honda and Tunitas Creek in San Jose, CA area

What is your secret pleasure food? 
I love warm chocolate chip cookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

What do you love about racing triathlons?
Triathlons are so addicting – there’s always something you can do better; so it makes the sport so exciting and keeping you coming back for more

How do you like to spend your free time? 
I like to mountain bike, snowboard and drink beer

Most proud racing moment? 
Either my first win ever at Wildflower or winning Escape from Alcatraz triathlon

Favorite way to relieve stress?
Veg out and watch Sex and the City repeats.

Favorite App? 
Realtor.com app

What is the best song to boost your confidence? 
Anything by Pink