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Jackie Hering

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16
World Rank
3
National
53
Swim
28
Bike
11
Run
United States
Weight
60kg
Height
1.72m
Age
39
Born
1984
Swim
Blueseventy
Bike
BMC
Run
Nike
Contract
Contract
SeasonContract
2024
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Biography

Jackie Hering

Jackie Hering just couldn't stop winning in 2019, her most successful year to date with three IRONMAN 70.3 titles. She even became US Snowshoe Racing National Champion as well.

She's been a full-time triathlete since 2011, but it is since the birth of her second child in 2018 that she has hit new heights with a series of inspirational performances.

"I'm better since I've had kids," acknowledges the 35-year-old, who is now a multiple IRONMAN and 70.3 champion.

She qualified to race professionally for the first time at Racine in 2008 but, juggling a full-time job with training, didn't take up her card straight away.

When she took the plunge in 2011, there were two second places at the full distance (St. George and Louisville) but she had to wait until 2013 for the first victory, appropriately close to home in Wisconsin.

The next breakthrough came in 2015 by which time her focus had switched to 70.3 - with the first victory coming at Buffalo Springs.

She married in 2014, and 2016 saw the birth of her first child, Hunter. His sister Skylar arrived two years later.

On each occasion Jackie worked hard to regain race fitness and by the end of 2018 her results suggested she was right back to her best, with a second-place finish at IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead and then 13th in the 70.3 World Championship in South Africa.

All the hard work really came to fruition the following season as she collected those three 70.3 titles (Steelhead, Traverse City and Waco), with the run extending into the start of 2020 with victory at 70.3 Campeche.

Better than ever

Jackie did swimming and track running at high school and college and started to "dabble with sprint triathlons" in her sophomore year in 2005.

"I was naturally competitive with the swimming background and loved the challenge.

"And after watching IRONMAN Wisconsin happen practically outside my back door, I caught the bug to push to the longer distance and do some actual training."

On the back of that, her first half-distance race at Racine in 2008 saw her come fourth in the female standings, while her first attempt at the full distance wasn't going to be anywhere other than Wisconsin.

Straight away it was clear a bright future lay ahead for Hering as she won her age group (20-24) in record time, which qualified her for Kona, though she admits "without even knowing what Kona was at that point!"

"Needless to say, I was hooked. I applied for and got on the Timex Team, which was huge in fostering my growth in the sport and providing me with gear to be successful.

"I raced with Timex from 2009-2017, completing 24 iron-distance races, many half distance and have raced four times at Kona (two as an AG). They supported my transition to professional racing in 2011, and I have been racing ever since!"

Looking back on her earlier career, she highlights that win at Buffalo Springs in Texas as crucial in giving her the belief she could race with the very best.

"My favourite 70.3 win was my first one back in 2015. I had to absolutely battle on that run. It was head-to-head and super hot.

"It was my first time beating some faster ladies and realising that I could race at the top. I also happened to be a tiny bit pregnant!"

Three years later, as she started to work her way back to that level, she would enjoy an incredible run of four 70.3 victories in the space of 12 months.

She started 2019 with a runner-up spot at Campeche, a third at Texas and a fifth at St. George.

It all meant she headed into 70.3 Steelhead full of confidence and the day's fastest split on the bike saw her leave T2 just a second behind Meredith Kessler. When Jackie then produced a 1:18:11 half marathon (which was two minutes faster than the day's men's winner Andrew Starykowicz) there was only ever going to be one winner.

There were lots of similarities in her next race at Traverse City - a second behind Kessler in the swim, then a tightly-bunched lead group on the bike before Hering blew them away on the run with a 1:16:20 half marathon and a winning margin of close to six minutes.

On to Waco in October, and the hat-trick, where she had a 1:37 deficit to close on the run but transformed that into a two-minute winning margin by the line.

The 2020 season started in the same fashion back at 70.3 Campeche - another first place and the fastest bike and run splits. Jackie is going from strength to strength as she balances the demands of training with looking after her two children.

Her running has always been strong but the addition of the snowshoe work in winter - not to mention lots of jogging with a double stroller - has added an extra dimension.

She upped the volume of her swimming in 2019 too and in 2020 concentrated on her cycling, with that best-of-the-day bike split at Campeche something of a rarity but one which suggests more exciting times lie ahead.

She's continued that work during the enforced break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, saying: "I'm seriously focussed on getting my biking to a place where I'm competitive and where all the other top women are. Since the winter I've had a bike project going. I literally ride my bike every single day now, which I've never done in my life before - and I'm seeing gains every week.

"And I guess that is keeping me motivated, seeing the consistency and that the hard work is paying off.

Change of perspective

It is an inspiring story and while Jackie is not alone in having children and returning to the sport better than ever, it shows again just what is possible.

"Triathlon is a thing that's important to me, but having a family was something I knew I wanted for my life - and your life is just so much bigger than triathlon," she explains.

"The breaks to have my two kids made my passion double over for the sport - you have to work so hard to get back, but it makes you appreciate it so much."

Jackie has been coaching since her swimming days and continues to do so. She also works with husband Mark in the local community by putting on events such as open-water swims, runs, snowshoe races and fundraisers.

"I have many things going on, but it is the daily training that keeps me on track. I am driven by the motivation of feeling fit and strong on a daily basis, setting a good example for my kids and family, and reaching my potential on the race course. "

Or as she puts it another way: "Don't worry about the past, don't dream about the future, concentrate on the task at hand."

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Current PTO World Ranking Points
16
Ironman Hamburg 2024
Bonus +5%
94.35
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga 2024
87.45
Ironman 70.3 St. George 2024
84.06
Sum / 3
88.62
Ranking History
#1#51#101#151#2012011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242011Overall34.60 pts#57Swim64.11 pts#36Bike45.93 pts#102Run45.16 pts#512012Overall44.40 pts#63Swim65.39 pts#39Bike57.56 pts#90Run52.14 pts#562013Overall49.65 pts#65Swim65.21 pts#40Bike57.56 pts#106Run56.50 pts#572014Overall49.41 pts#102Swim67.92 pts#60Bike54.81 pts#180Run56.50 pts#1022015Overall79.14 pts#42Swim78.06 pts#57Bike64.14 pts#138Run91.26 pts#182016Overall79.14 pts#48Swim78.06 pts#59Bike64.14 pts#155Run91.26 pts#202017Overall66.09 pts#81Swim67.37 pts#102Bike58.21 pts#199Run91.74 pts#202018Overall72.45 pts#70Swim67.37 pts#99Bike68.85 pts#141Run91.74 pts#202019Overall92.49 pts#27Swim78.28 pts#50Bike78.71 pts#87Run101.10 pts#102020Overall93.03 pts#19Swim78.28 pts#39Bike81.00 pts#59Run101.10 pts#32021Overall91.55 pts#14Swim85.20 pts#41Bike84.37 pts#35Run98.03 pts#112022Overall92.44 pts#21Swim82.66 pts#70Bike88.28 pts#25Run97.72 pts#122023Overall76.13 pts#43Swim69.17 pts#59Bike69.51 pts#80Run81.02 pts#232024Overall88.62 pts#16Swim73.93 pts#53Bike85.05 pts#28Run90.75 pts#11

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

67 Races9
1
10
2
9
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFT100 LogoPts
02 Jun
1
GoldIronman Hamburg53:324:25:482:52:328:19:14
89.86
84.07
-
89.86
Swim53:32
Bike4:25:48
Run2:52:32
19 May
2
GoldIronman 70.3 Chattanooga27:002:17:101:19:274:07:05
87.45
83.38
-
87.45
Swim27:00
Bike2:17:10
Run1:19:27
04 May
3
GoldIronman 70.3 St. George27:352:20:151:21:224:12:50
84.06
84.43
-
84.06
Swim27:35
Bike2:20:15
Run1:21:22
09 Mar
13
DiamondMiami T10028:582:01:231:11:503:45:09
73.93
91.53
8
73.938
Swim28:58
Bike2:01:23
Run1:11:50

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
03 Dec
3
SilverIronman 70.3 Indian Wells28:082:21:251:20:064:14:09
71.23
70.62
71.23
Swim28:08
Bike2:21:25
Run1:20:06
05 Nov
4
SilverIronman 70.3 Los Cabos29:212:26:271:23:294:23:11
68.64
76.38
68.64
Swim29:21
Bike2:26:27
Run1:23:29
24 Sep
3
SilverIronman 70.3 Augusta23:132:21:101:25:014:14:24
72.48
77.84
72.48
Swim23:13
Bike2:21:10
Run1:25:01
17 Sep
2
SilverIronman 70.3 Michigan27:152:19:121:18:454:08:36
75.01
73.99
75.01
Swim27:15
Bike2:19:12
Run1:18:45
26 Aug
20
PlatinumIronman 70.3 World Championship27:212:21:251:22:394:14:13
68.48
91.29
68.48
Swim27:21
Bike2:21:25
Run1:22:39
19 Aug
12
DiamondPTO Asian Open29:262:12:591:13:143:57:48
78.03
91.28
78.03
Swim29:26
Bike2:12:59
Run1:13:14
05 Aug
17
DiamondPTO US Open30:182:05:481:11:543:51:00
73.1
90.77
73.10
Swim30:18
Bike2:05:48
Run1:11:54
21 May
6
SilverIronman 70.3 Chattanooga28:322:23:151:21:474:16:58
68.85
83.37
68.85
Swim28:32
Bike2:23:15
Run1:21:47
06 May
5
GoldIronman 70.3 St. George27:542:29:411:22:254:23:34
75.34
78.33
75.34
Swim27:54
Bike2:29:41
Run1:22:25

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
02 Dec
4
GoldClash Daytona24:291:27:3449:062:42:17
78.92
78.07
78.92
Swim24:29
Bike1:27:34
Run49:06
28 Oct
7
PlatinumIronman 70.3 World Championship26:382:25:241:20:274:15:04
83.12
87.02
83.12
Swim26:38
Bike2:25:24
Run1:20:27
17 Sep
14
DiamondPTO US Open30:492:08:301:10:433:52:13
75.43
86.33
75.43
Swim30:49
Bike2:08:30
Run1:10:43
20 Aug
13
DiamondCollins Cup28:311:57:531:09:463:39:20
78.44
86.36
78.44
Swim28:31
Bike1:57:53
Run1:09:46
23 Jul
12
DiamondPTO Canadian Open29:551:59:001:09:223:40:13
79.15
82.8
79.15
Swim29:55
Bike1:59:00
Run1:09:22
22 May
1
GoldIronman 70.3 Chattanooga26:442:14:111:18:114:02:34
87.8
74.06
87.80
Swim26:44
Bike2:14:11
Run1:18:11
02 Apr
5
SilverIronman 70.3 Oceanside25:472:23:571:18:584:13:45
68.16
79.68
68.16
Swim25:47
Bike2:23:57
Run1:18:58

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
04 Dec
1
Clash Daytona27:391:56:141:06:463:32:49
86.0345
03:28:27
86.03
Swim27:39
Bike1:56:14
Run1:06:46
02 Oct
2
Ironman 70.3 Memphis28:272:22:201:18:194:13:43
81.8713
04:07:00
81.87
Swim28:27
Bike2:22:20
Run1:18:19
18 Sep
7
Ironman 70.3 World Championship27:192:22:281:22:564:15:02
84.6226
04:09:17
84.62
Swim27:19
Bike2:22:28
Run1:22:56
28 Aug
5
Collins Cup29:391:57:311:04:143:35:26
96.5785
03:34:20
96.58
Swim29:39
Bike1:57:31
Run1:04:14
20 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Des Moines28:121:04:171:18:302:57:07
85.9723
02:53:28
85.97
Swim28:12
Bike1:04:17
Run1:18:30
01 May
8
Ironman 70.3 St. George26:082:24:481:22:554:18:14
81.7884
04:11:22
81.79
Swim26:08
Bike2:24:48
Run1:22:55
11 Apr
7
Ironman 70.3 Texas29:002:23:361:22:114:18:04
72.2858
04:07:46
72.29
Swim29:00
Bike2:23:36
Run1:22:11
12 Mar
3
Challenge Miami24:121:35:381:01:323:03:24
92.0299
03:01:14
92.03
Swim24:12
Bike1:35:38
Run1:01:32

2020

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Dec
19
Challenge Daytona26:481:55:581:12:513:38:18
67.3794
03:28:07
67.38
Swim26:48
Bike1:55:58
Run1:12:51
15 Mar
1
Ironman 70.3 Campeche27:052:23:071:23:534:16:48
89.9868
04:13:00
89.99
Swim27:05
Bike2:23:07
Run1:23:53

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
27 Oct
1
Ironman 70.3 Waco27:042:24:461:21:254:18:29
79.3024
04:10:42
79.30
Swim27:04
Bike2:24:46
Run1:21:25
07 Sep
14
Ironman 70.3 World Championship29:162:48:241:17:514:39:50
72.9367
04:28:55
72.94
Swim29:16
Bike2:48:24
Run1:17:51
25 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Traverse City26:322:28:551:16:204:15:06
88.3896
04:10:44
88.39
Swim26:32
Bike2:28:55
Run1:16:20
30 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Steelhead27:302:17:401:18:114:07:21
97.7011
04:06:30
97.70
Swim27:30
Bike2:17:40
Run1:18:11
04 May
5
Ironman 70.3 St. George26:292:25:051:21:294:17:03
84.9268
04:11:22
84.93
Swim26:29
Bike2:25:05
Run1:21:29
07 Apr
3
Ironman 70.3 Texas25:582:16:401:21:454:06:56
75.0735
03:58:02
75.07
Swim25:58
Bike2:16:40
Run1:21:45
17 Mar
2
Ironman 70.3 Campeche29:472:20:341:22:414:16:16
91.3922
04:13:00
91.39
Swim29:47
Bike2:20:34
Run1:22:41

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
01 Sep
13
Ironman 70.3 World Championship27:302:30:391:20:004:23:08
66.844
04:10:40
66.84
Swim27:30
Bike2:30:39
Run1:20:00
12 Aug
2
Ironman 70.3 Steelhead31:102:19:181:23:034:17:46
76.6207
04:09:02
76.62
Swim31:10
Bike2:19:18
Run1:23:03

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
16 Jul
5
Ironman 70.3 Racine--:--2:24:561:21:593:48:05
37.2668
03:28:28
37.27
Swim--:--
Bike2:24:56
Run1:21:59
21 May
3
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga25:242:28:001:20:354:18:18
73.8948
04:08:34
73.89
Swim25:24
Bike2:28:00
Run1:20:35
06 May
6
Ironman 70.3 St. George26:202:33:221:27:184:29:42
59.2104
04:14:09
59.21
Swim26:20
Bike2:33:22
Run1:27:18
01 Apr
6
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside28:092:34:381:20:034:28:31
65.1667
04:15:11
65.17
Swim28:09
Bike2:34:38
Run1:20:03
19 Mar
4
Ironman 70.3 Campeche29:532:35:571:24:414:33:39
55.9797
04:16:42
55.98
Swim29:53
Bike2:35:57
Run1:24:41

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
17 Jul
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Racine--:----:----:----:--
0
-
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2015

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
16 Aug
4
Ironman Mont Tremblant54:555:14:593:04:379:20:09
71.8423
08:57:27
71.84
Swim54:55
Bike5:14:59
Run3:04:37
19 Jul
3
Ironman 70.3 Racine24:482:27:341:20:584:17:39
82.6553
04:11:07
82.66
Swim24:48
Bike2:27:34
Run1:20:58
28 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake25:002:30:111:21:144:18:44
82.9105
04:12:16
82.91
Swim25:00
Bike2:30:11
Run1:21:14
31 May
5
Ironman 70.3 Raleigh28:542:28:271:22:554:23:09
68.1465
04:11:09
68.15
Swim28:54
Bike2:28:27
Run1:22:55
17 May
2
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga24:302:28:221:24:364:21:41
64.5381
04:08:28
64.54
Swim24:30
Bike2:28:22
Run1:24:36
15 Mar
3
Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico27:552:27:191:31:264:31:54
45.7334
04:11:26
45.73
Swim27:55
Bike2:27:19
Run1:31:26

2014

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
11 Oct
29
Ironman Hawaii1:00:155:33:413:40:4810:20:54
14.7442
09:10:30
14.74
Swim1:00:15
Bike5:33:41
Run3:40:48
07 Sep
5
Ironman Wisconsin56:285:30:233:29:3010:03:58
26.8514
09:04:15
26.85
Swim56:28
Bike5:30:23
Run3:29:30
24 Aug
2
Ironman Louisville48:095:19:063:30:039:43:25
38.579
08:54:12
38.58
Swim48:09
Bike5:19:06
Run3:30:03
27 Jul
4
Ironman Canada56:195:31:263:27:469:59:06
30.8524
09:02:48
30.85
Swim56:19
Bike5:31:26
Run3:27:46
08 Jun
8
Ironman 70.3 Eagleman30:112:25:541:28:404:27:18
41.8836
04:05:52
41.88
Swim30:11
Bike2:25:54
Run1:28:40
17 May
8
Ironman Texas53:485:09:343:18:449:27:05
49.1122
08:46:52
49.11
Swim53:48
Bike5:09:34
Run3:18:44

2013

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
01 Dec
8
Ironman Cozumel37:225:14:213:31:139:27:05
0
-
-
Swim37:22
Bike5:14:21
Run3:31:13
02 Nov
DNF
Ironman Florida--:----:----:----:--
08:30:21
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
08 Sep
1
Ironman Wisconsin57:005:27:303:16:039:47:07
49.9278
09:06:06
49.93
Swim57:00
Bike5:27:30
Run3:16:03
18 Aug
9
Ironman Mont Tremblant56:145:22:053:13:539:38:09
49.2032
08:57:13
49.20
Swim56:14
Bike5:22:05
Run3:13:53

2012

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
25 Nov
11
Ironman Cozumel1:04:575:14:413:19:389:44:05
44.1489
08:58:56
44.15
Swim1:04:57
Bike5:14:41
Run3:19:38
26 Aug
2
Ironman Louisville56:185:15:473:20:129:38:14
49.8115
08:57:45
49.81
Swim56:18
Bike5:15:47
Run3:20:12

2011

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
15 Oct
22
Ironman Hawaii1:01:085:50:173:24:1510:21:02
8.66187
09:06:12
8.66
Swim1:01:08
Bike5:50:17
Run3:24:15
28 Aug
2
Ironman Louisville54:075:22:033:18:509:40:28
39.242
08:51:59
39.24
Swim54:07
Bike5:22:03
Run3:18:50
24 Jul
4
Ironman Lake Placid57:205:30:503:22:279:56:21
32.6071
09:01:36
32.61
Swim57:20
Bike5:30:50
Run3:22:27
07 May
2
Ironman St. George55:035:39:173:28:1910:06:36
31.9505
09:10:25
31.95
Swim55:03
Bike5:39:17
Run3:28:19

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
88
16
2023
76
43
2022
92
21
2021
91
14
2020
93
19
2019
92
27
2018
72
70
2017
66
81
2016
79
48
2015
79
42
2014
49
102
2013
49
65
2012
44
63
2011
34
57

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
73
53
2023
69
59
2022
82
70
2021
85
41
2020
78
39
2019
78
50
2018
67
99
2017
67
102
2016
78
59
2015
78
57
2014
67
60
2013
65
40
2012
65
39
2011
64
36

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
85
28
2023
69
80
2022
88
25
2021
84
35
2020
81
59
2019
78
87
2018
68
141
2017
58
199
2016
64
155
2015
64
138
2014
54
180
2013
57
106
2012
57
90
2011
45
102

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
90
11
2023
81
23
2022
97
12
2021
98
11
2020
101
3
2019
101
10
2018
91
20
2017
91
20
2016
91
20
2015
91
18
2014
56
102
2013
56
57
2012
52
56
2011
45
51
TEST