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….
Jackie crushed her 50M trail PR by 30 minutes at the 2017 JFK 50. She crossed the line in 6:57:07 as 2nd female and 18th overall. She became the 18th woman to break 7 hours in the 54-year race history. See her podium ceremony here.
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.
– Marathon (road) 3:07
– 50k (trail) 4:07
– 50 M (trail) 6:57 @ JFK 50!
– 100k (trail) 12:03
– 100 M (trail) 19:04
Schedule (subject to change):
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!)