J Shoemaker

Jarrod Shoemaker

Olympian 2008

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Athlete Bio




Sudbury, MA


Dartmouth College

Full Name: Jarrod Shoemaker
Birthdate: July 17, 1982
Birthplace: Concord, Mass.
Hometown: Sudbury, Mass.
Resides: Maynard, Mass.
College: Dartmouth College
Height: 5-10
Weight: 145
First Year Elite: 2004

Olympic Highlights

  • 2008 Olympic Games, 18th
Career Highlights
2014, 2013, 2012 USA Triathlon Olympic/ITU Athlete of the Year
2012 USA Triathlon Elite National Champion
2011 USA Triathlon Elite Race Series Champion
2011 USA Triathlon Elite Sprint National Champion
2010 USA Triathlon Elite National Champion
2009 USA Triathlon Elite Athlete of the Year
2009 ITU Duathlon World Champion
2009 ITU World Championship Series Hamburg Champion
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Member
2006 Haul to the Great Wall Series Champion
2005 ITU Under-23 World Champion
2004 USA Triathlon Under-23 National Champion 

Elite Triathlon Career
2015: Posted a season-best finish at ITU World Triathlon Cape Town, leading the U.S. men in 12th place • Finished 22nd at ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast on April 11 • Also competed in WTS races in Abu Dhabi (26th), Yokohama (41st) and London (54th)

2014: Finished the season as the No. 1 ranked American (22nd overall) in the ITU World Triathlon Series standings • Runner-up at the ITU World Cup in Cozumel, Mexico on Oct. 5 • Posted the top result for the U.S. men at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton with seventh place • Runner-up at the Jiayuguan ITU World Cup on July 26 • Ninth at the Dallas PATCO Pan American Championships on May 31 • Raced to a fifth-place ITU World Cup finish on May 10 in Chengdu, China • Finished sixth at the Bridgetown PATCO Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup on April 27 • Member of the second-place U.S. team at the Sarasota PATCO Mixed Relay Pan American Championships on March 9 • Earned back-to-back 10th place finishes in Florida at the Clermont PATCO Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup (March 1) and Sarasota PATCO Sprint Triathlon Pan American Championships (March 8)

2013: Runner-up at October 13 San Juan Pan American Cup • Placed fourth Cozumel ITU World Cup on October 6 • Finished fifth at October 27 Guatape ITU World Cup • Finished third at the Clermont ITU Sprint Pan American Cup on March 9 • Placed sixth at the March 17 Ironman 70.3 San Juan, his first-ever effort at the distance • Finished 12th at May 11 World Triathlon Yokohama •

2012: Named the 2012 USA Triathlon Olympic/ITU Athlete of the Year Finished 2012 as the top-ranked American and 29th overall in the ITU World Triathlon Series rankings • Placed fourth at the 2012 Cancun ITU World Cup • Winner of his second career USA Triathlon Elite National Championship title in 2012 in Buffalo, N.Y. • Led the U.S. with a 17th-place finish at the sprint-distance 2012 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm • Finished third at the sprint-distance 2012 Edmonton ITU World Cup • Placed 18th at the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Madrid • Finished 10th at the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Sydney for his ninth career top-10 WTS finish • Was 24th at the 2012 ITU World Triathlon San Diego • Opened the season with a victory at the 2012 Clermont ITU Sprint Pan American Cup, an event he co-founded

2011: Wrapped up the 2011 season with a fifth-place finish at the Auckland ITU World Cup • Winner of the five-event 2011 USA Triathlon Elite Race Series • Locked up the series title with a win at the series finale in Myrtle Beach, S.C. • Placed third at the 2011 USA Triathlon Elite National Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. • Finished the 2011 ITU World Championship Series ranked as the No. 4 American and 66th overall • Placed 26th at the 2011 ITU WCS event in Yokohama • Was the top U.S. finisher and placed 20th overall at the 2011 WCS stops in Madrid • Finished sixth at the 2011 Monterrey ITU World Cup • Won the inaugural USA Triathlon Elite Sprint National Championship and took second overall at the opening event of the 2011 USA Triathlon Elite Race Series in Clermont, Fla.

Finished the 2010 ITU World Championship Series ranked 13th overall and as the No. 2 American • Posted four straight top-10 finishes on the ITU WCS circuit and registered seven top 10s in ITU events in 2010 • Earned his first career USA Triathlon elite national title in 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Took third at the 2010 PATCO Pan American Championship in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico • Displayed his speed with a runner-up finish at the 2010 Super Sprint Triathlon Grand Prix in Oceanside, Calif. • Finished eighth at the first-ever ITU Elite Sprint World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2010 • Placed seventh in the 2010 Hamburg ITU WCS event followed with a seventh-place showing in London • Finished ninth and was the top American finisher at the 2010 Hy-Vee Triathlon • Placed ninth at the 2010 Madrid ITU World Championship Series race • Finished eighth at the 2010 ITU World Championship Series stop in Seoul • Placed third in the 2010 Mazatlan ITU Pan American Cup in March

2009: Named USA Triathlon’s 2009 Elite Triathlete of the Year • Finished as the top American and was 10th overall in the 2009 ITU World Championship rankings • Logged top-10 finishes in seven of nine ITU races entered in 2009 • Placed first at the Hamburg ITU World Championship Series event, was third at Huatulco and took fifth at Hy-Vee • Won the 2009 ITU Duathlon World Championships title in Concord, N.C.

2008: Member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team, placing 18th in Beijing • Placed second at the Musselman ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup, Mazatlan PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championship and at the Huatulco ITU event in 2008 • Ranked second among Americans and 32nd overall in the 2008 ITU World Cup rankings

2007 and earlier: Qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team by finishing as the top American (11th overall) at the 2007 ITU Beijing World Cup • Finished sixth at the Pan Americans Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2007• Took first place at the 2007 ITU Drummondville Pan American Cup • Finished eighth at the Hy-Vee Triathlon ITU Des Moines World Cup in 2007 • 2006 USAT Haul to the Great Wall series champion • Earned first World Cup podium finish with second at Edmonton in 2006 • 2005 ITU under-23 world champion • 2005 ITU New York City Continental Cup winner • Placed seventh at the 2005 Tiszajvarous ITU World Cup race • 2004 under-23 national champion.

Athletic Background: Four-year standout in track and cross country at Dartmouth College • Took 12th place in the 5,000 at the 2004 NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships • 2002 Heptagonal cross country champion • 2004 IC4A 3k champion • Finished 22nd at Foot Locker High School Cross Country Nationals.

Jarrod Shoemaker • Born July 17, 1982 • Parents are Mae and Rob • Sister Jenna and brother Jake competed as professional triathletes • Also has a sister, Martha • Four-year beach lifeguard in Harvey Cedars, N.J. • 2003 National Lifeguard Beach Run champion • Married to U.S. elite triathlete Alicia Kaye.

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