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SS PODCAST: U.S. Paralympian Jamie Whitmore on motherhood, Jesus, overcoming cancer

THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING JAMIE WHITMORE

Jamie Whitmore is a two-time Paralympian as a road cyclist and track cyclist. In 2016 at the Rio Paralymics, she won a gold medal in the road race and a silver in track pursuit. She also competed in 2021 at the Tokyo Paralympics, where she placed seventh in road race and eighth in individual pursuit.

As a world championships participant, Whitmore has taken home 20 medals, including 11 golds. She was inducted into the XTERRA Hall of Fame in 2012 and won the 2014 ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability.

In March 2008, Whitmore was diagnosed with cancer — a spindle cell sarcoma that had wrapped around her sciatic nerve in her leg. Her next year was filled with surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy and infections that left her fighting for her life. But she overcame the cancer, relearned how to walk and gave birth to twin boys in 2010.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Whitmore about her faith, the trials she’s had to overcome, competing in the Paralympics, the gratitude she has, and the importance of Jesus as her Lord.

 

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