August 19, 2021

Paralympic Preview with Jamie Whitmore (S15E13)

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This week on the IronWomen podcast Haley & Alyssa are joined by Paralympic cyclist Jamie Whitmore just days before she sets off for Tokyo. With so many changes to the paracycling schedule in 2020, Jamie was selected as an alternate for the US Paralympic Cycling team but was not able to secure a spot for The Games until just a couple of weeks ago. She talks about how she was able to stay motivated to train for an event that she wasn’t even sure she would compete at, and also breaks down the Paralympic qualification process.

Jamie is the defending gold medalist in the women’s Paralympic road cycling, and silver medalist in the 3k pursuit on the track. She tells us what it is like to come into The Games as a defending champion, and how her preparation for this Games has been different than for Rio in 2016. We also get Jamie’s insights on who to watch for as medal contenders in the Paratriathlon events, and hear about some of the other events she is most looking forward to watching.

Jamie is also a mom of 11-year old twin boys, a mountain biker, and had a decorated career as a professional Xterra triathlete. She talks about what it is like to juggle being a single parent and training full time as a professional athlete, and how she keeps her kids active and involved in sport.

And, back by popular demand, is Haley’s Kona workout of the week!

Follow Jamie on Instagram @gutzytrigirl

Listen to Haley & Alyssa’s interview with more Paralympic athletes here:

Melissa Stockwell –

Alyssa Seely & Haley Danz –

Grace Norman –

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