Lindsey Jerdonek grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and spent her younger years swimming competitively. In college, she specialized as a sprint freestyler while attending the University of Maryland. Graduating in 2006 with a degree in finance, Lindsey worked in economics for a Washington D.C. based industry trade group for five years. During that time, she discovered running and biking, joined the DC Triathlon club and competed in triathlons as an amateur. After winning her age group at the 2008 70.3 World Championships, Lindsey turned professional and focused on non-drafting Olympic-distance races in the US, including one “escape” from Alcatraz in 2011, where she placed fourth.
In 2012, Lindsey left her full-time job to pursue triathlon fully. In 2014, she began competing on the ITU World Triathlon Series circuit and has finished in the top 8 at three WTS events. Heading into 2016, Lindsey is ranked 21st on the ITU points list and is poised to compete for the remaining US Olympic Games spot in Yokohama in May, 2016. Lindsey is excited to return to her non-drafting roots and compete against a world-class field at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on June 11th.