2012 and 2017 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships bronze medalist; 2013 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, 13th; 2014 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, 8th; 2015 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, 14th; 2016 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, 10th
Vista High School (Vista, Calif.) Chapman University (Orange, Calif.)
Name: Jamie Brown
Birthdate: Aug. 14, 1979
Hometown: Oceanside, Calif.
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Vista High School (Vista, Calif.)
College: Chapman University (Orange, Calif.) '03
Two-time World Paratriathlon Championships bronze medalist (2013, 2017)
2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup bronze medalist
Three-time CAMTRI/PATCO Paratriathlon American Champion (2014, 2017, 2018)
Six-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist (3 golds, 2 silvers, 1 bronze)
Three-time USA Paratriathlon National Championship medalist (1 gold, 2 silvers)
Jamie Brown was born missing his fibula on his right leg and three fingers on his right hand because of a congenital birth defect. In college, he earned a scholarship to play baseball for Chapman University in Orange, California. He competed in the 2001 Division III College World Series as a pitcher. Before discovering triathlon, Brown was the assistant baseball coach at his high school alma mater for nine years, and at the same time he worked as a personal trainer. In 2013, Jamie was introduced to triathlon after he was encouraged to learn about the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) in San Diego. The woman who introduced him to CAF was Erica Davis, the first female to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in a wheelchair. His first race was the first time he had ever combined swimming, biking, and running at one time. He didn’t have a proper running leg, and he struggled to put his leg on after the swim because his leg had swollen. The very next race he competed in was the USA Paratriathlon National Championships, where he won a national title. Brown looks back on this race as being one of his favorite moments of his career so far. Brown is also a USA Triathlon Level I Certified Coach, and he coached for several years with Team MPI. As a coach, he enjoys being able to create different ways of accomplishing goals that work for each individual athlete. Brown is now a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team based at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is coached by USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach Derick Williamson. Brown currently owns a business called Bend Cryo and Recovery, which provides recovery services like cryotherapy chambers and infrared sauna treatments. He is married and has nine animals: five dogs and four cats.
Elite Triathlon Career
2021: Opened the season with a fifth-place finish at the World Triathlon Para Series event in Yokohama, Japan, on May 15 • Earned a silver medal at the Americas Triathlon Para Championships in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, on June 27
2019: Earned bronze at the Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships on March 9 • Earned silver at the Milan ITU World Paratriathlon Series on April 27 • Finished 5th at the Besancon ITU Paratriathlon World Cup on June 16 • Took bronze at the ITU World Paratriathlon Series Montreal on June 28 • Won the Toyota USA Paratriathlon National Championships on July 20 • Grabbed bronze at the Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup on Aug. 17 • Placed 6th at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sept. 1
2018: Took the win at the Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships on March 10 • Earned a silver medal at ITU World Paratriathlon Yokohama on May 12
2017: Opened the season with a win at the Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships in the men’s PTS4 class on March 11 • Won gold in the men’s PTS4 class at ITU World Paratriathlon Yokohama on May 13 • Placed 19th in an able-bodied field at the USA Triathlon Duathlon Sprint National Championships on June 17 in Bend, Oregon • Earned bronze in the men’s PTS4 class at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Sept. 14
2016: Placed fourth at the Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships on March 13 in the men’s PT4 class • Earned four consecutive top-10 finishes in ITU World Paratriathlon Events in the men’s PT4 class: sixth in Buffalo City on March 20, eighth in Penrith on April 24, fourth in Aguilas on May 15, and ninth in Besançon on June 19 • Placed 10th for PT4 men at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on July 23
2015: Took fifth at the Monterrey CAMTRI Triathlon American Championships in the men’s PT4 class on May 1 • Placed ninth for PT4 men at the Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Event on May 16 • Finished 12th for PT4 men at the Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event on Aug. 1 • Recorded a fourth-place finish at the Detroit ITU World Paratriathlon Event on Aug. 16 in the men’s PT4 class • Closed the season with a 14th-place finish among PT4 men at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Chicago on Sept. 15
2014: Earned his first elite international paratriathlon victory at the Dallas PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships in the men’s PT3 class on May 31 • Won two consecutive ITU World Paratriathlon Events in Chicago on June 28 and Magog, Québec, on July 19, both in the men’s PT3 class • Placed eighth in the men’s PT4 class at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton on Aug. 29 • Won silver at the USA Paratriathlon National Championships in the men’s PT4 class on Sept. 20
2013: Placed fourth in the men’s TRI-5 class at the San Diego ITU Paratriathlon International Event on April 20 • Won silver at the USA Paratriathlon National Championships on May 27 • Took 13th in the men’s TRI-5 paratriathlon class at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in London on Sept. 11
2012: Earned bronze in the men’s TRI-5 paratriathlon class at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Auckland, Australia, on Oct. 20