Jackie Palmer Merritt, 29, of Atlanta, GA, is an kick-ass ultra-runner, Pod-lover and Milestone Sports athlete. Jackie is also a PhD, physical therapist and biomechanist – a perfect match for a running brand focused on gait and form.
Through the eyes of Jackie, we explore the “SO WHAT” behind the MilestonePod data. Come along as we follow Jackie’s training and racing journey….
NEWS FLASH! Jackie has decided to return to Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run in 2018. She will be wearing the F7 bib which she earned by finishing 7th female in 2017 (her first), with a time of 21:07:23. Read our blog about her astonishing Pod data! Also, here are Jackie’s post-race interviews: iRunFar video, Trail Runner Nation podcast, East Coast Trail & Ultra podcast, and MarathonRuns podcast. Jackie earned a Golden Ticket to Western States with a 2nd place finish at the Georgia Death Race (see video).
Schedule (subject to change):
11/18/17 JFK 50 Mile
1/27/18 Mountain Mist 50k
3/18/18 Atlanta Publix Marathon
4/28/18 Promised Land 50k
5/12/18 Ice Age 50
6/23/18 Western States 100 (F7!)
– Marathon (road) 3:07
– 50k (trail) 4:07
– 50 M (trail) 7:29
– 100k (trail) 12:03
– 100 M (trail) 19:04