Jackie Merritt - She's #Unstoppable!
Jackie is a nationally competitive ultramarathon distance trail runner currently living near Atlanta, Georgia. Jackie holds numerous female race wins and course records for trail and ultramarathon races all over the Northeast and Southeast regions in distances ranging from marathon to 100 miles.
When she's not running, Jackie works as a physical therapist, biomechanist, and neuroscientist at Emory University. She runs on a plant-based diet and enjoys hanging with her hubs, Jeff, and her very "floofy" pup, Bernie.
Quote to live (or run!) by: "The only good race pace is suicide pace. And today looks like a good day to die." -- Steve Prefontaine
Female run crush: Desiree Linden
Post run go-to meal: Sweet potato and green rice burrito bowl
On heavy rotation: Blink 182 everything & Taylor Swift 1989
Sponsorships & Ambassadorships
Hoka One One
Running Accomplishments2017: JFK 50 Mile, 2nd Female
2017: Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, 7th Female, 29th overall
2017: Quest for the Crest 50K, 1st Female
2017: Ice Age 50K, 1st Female, 1st overall
2017: Georgia Death Race, 2nd Female - Golden Ticket!
2017: Mount Mitchell Challenge, 1st Female
2017: Mountain Mist 50K, 1st Female
2016: Pinhoti 100 Miler - 1st place, 19:04, course record!
2016: Mystery Mountain Marathon - 1st Overall, course record!
2016: The Georgia Jewel 50 Miler - 1st Female
2016: The Yeti Snakebite 50k - 1st Female
2015: Oil Creek 100 Miler - 2nd Female
2015: Twisted Branch Trail Run 100k - 1st Female
2015: Call of the Wilds Marathon - 1st Female
2015: Cayuga Trails 50 Mile USATF National Championship - 2nd Female
2015: HAT Trail Run 50k - 1st Female, course record!
2015: Mt. Mitchell Challenge 40 Miler - 1st Female
2014: Grindstone 100 Miler - 3rd Female
2014: Labor Pains 12 Hour Trail Run - 70 Miles, 1st Female, 2nd Overall, course record!
2014: Waldo 100k - 2nd Female
2014: Cayuga Trails 50 Mile USATF National Championship - 3rd Female
2014: Hyner Trail Challenge 50k - 1st Female
2014: HAT Trail Run 50k - 2nd Female
2013: Dirty German 50K – 1st Female, 2nd Overall
2013: Cayuga Trails 50 Mile National Championship - 3rd Female
2013: HAT Trail Run 50k - 4th Female
2012: Hellgate 100k - 2nd Female
2012: JFK 50 Miler - 10th Female
2012: Ultra Race of Champions 100k - 4th Female
2012: HAT Trail Run 50k - 2nd Female
2012: Bandera 100k - 5th Female
2011: JFK 50 Miler - 9th Female
2010: JFK 50 Miler - 9th Female
2010: Blues Cruise 50k - 1st Female
2009: JFK 50 Miler - 34th place – First ultramarathon!
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