Jessica Jones Meyers is combat veteran and professional triathlete. She has been a Team RWB leader and ambassador from the earliest days. She had three professional Ironman 70.3 victories, multiple Ironman and 70.3 podiums, and also a guide for the Paralympics in Rio for the triathlon event.
From Jessica’s blog “The thought, “Well, this is it, my triathlon days are over.” has crossed my mind more than once in my 20 years of being a triathlete. The first time was when I went to West Point, knowing that I would now be devoted to the rigorous schedule of balancing academics, military duties, and a member of the cross country and track team. Yet when I graduated and took my commission as an Engineer Officer and posted to Fort Hood, somehow, I found myself on a bike again, riding through training sites, passing tanks at lunch time. Then the deployment orders came down: it was time to go to war in Baghdad and suddenly swim, bike, run didn’t seem all that important.”