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In this Triathlete Live sponsored by Tonal, American Heather Jackson chats about everything from her biggest race mistakes to her plans for the upcoming year and beyond.
In honor of what would have been Ironman World Championship race week, we're checking in with former podium finishers to find out some of their Kona favorites.
Heather Jackson was a high school teacher and age group athlete, who only started triathlon because her parents did one. Now she's the female American Ironman record holder.
American Heather Jackson will be kicking off her 2020 season in a unique way.
After a tough performance in 2018, American Heather Jackson put together a solid all-around performance on Saturday to earn the fourth top-five Kona finish of her Ironman career.
The Argon 18 E 118 Tri+ was launched as part of race week on the Big Island.
"Are you still running with 10 miles to go, or are you just literally trying to make your way back to the finish line?"
The roaring crowds at Spain’s Ironman Vitoria-Gasteiz helped carry American pro Heather Jackson to her fourth full distance title this weekend.
Spain's Eneko Llanos and the United States' Heather Jackson claimed the wins at the inaugural Ironman Vitoria.
American Heather Jackson says she improved on the swim, bike and run since last year's Kona podium performance.
A look at the Cannondale Slice Hi-Mod that American professional triathlete Heather Jackson will use to tackle this year’s Hawaii Ironman.
Karen Smyers’ top picks for the women’s podium in 2017.
To improve on her third-place finish from a year ago, Jackson aims to satisfy her Kona qualification standard with a finish at Ironman Boulder Sunday.
American Heather Jackson is known for her fierce racing style, fun personality and beautiful tattoos.
Heather Jackson has touched down in another tropical paradise, Aruba, where she’ll compete in the inaugural Challenge Aruba Half on Sunday.
Heather Jackson became the first American female to finish on the Ironman World Championship podium in 10 years.
Jackson put together a 1:00:22 swim, a 4:57:36 bike and a 3:07:00 marathon to take the victory and a new course record in 9:09:42
Both 2015 Ironman Coeur d'Alene champions Potts and Jackson chose to return to the Idaho vacation town to compete for the half-iron titles.
Strong racing leads to big rewards for Heather Jackson and Sebastian Kienle in Tennessee.
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Heather Jackson was relentless while working her way through the field to take fifth in her first Ironman World Championship.
High temps made for hard racing in Idaho.
Germany's Jan Frodeno and the United States' Heather Jackson earned the wins against tough pro fields today in Oceanside.
Jesse Thomas and Heather Jackson will each attempt to keep their unprecedented streaks at Wildflower going in 2015.
Heather Jackson says Ironman Arizona was tougher than expected and she's happy to earn a podium spot in her debut at the distance.
Heather Jackson chats about dealing with injury this season and shares her game plan for her first Ironman as a pro in Tempe on Sunday.
American Heather Jackson chats about three-peating at the Wildflower Long Course Triathlon and her upcoming Ironman.
Second-place Ironman 70.3 California finisher Heather Jackson chats about her race.
Though she’s avoided the big race in her professional career, it won’t be her first time racing in Kona.
Spain’s Javier Gomez and the United States’ Heather Jackson biked their way to victories at the iconic Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
Heather Jackson came out of the water with the main pack and then executed her race plan to a third-place 70.3 world championship finish.
Watch American Heather Jackson cross the Wildflower Long Course Triathlon finish line.
The American, who used to be known for her dominance on the bike, took the Wildflower win with the fastest run split of the women.
American Heather Jackson talks about her second-place finish at Ironman 70.3 California in Oceanside, Calif.
It was a dramatic day in Oceanside, Calif. as both the pro men's and women's race came down to the late miles of the run. In the end, Andy Potts and Mirinda Carfrae earned their third titles in So Cal thanks to speedy performances down the finish line chute.