He started his endurance sport journey running cross country in grade school, but didn’t start training until late in secondary school.
While studying at The University of Guelph, Jackson began to focus on Triathlon and joined team LPC. James Loaring is Jackson’s coach, and they are in their seventh year of working together, James has played a critical role in Jackson's development as well as his turning professional in 2014.
Jackson is a 70.3 specialist who has earned the respect of fans and peers as one of the best all arounders on the circuit. He is a threat to win every time he toes the line, with 3 Ironman 70.3 Victories and 13 podiums since 2018 alone. Despite a serious bike crash at the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, requiring 2 surgeries, he has returned to form with a win and a 70.3 podium in 2020.
In 2021, Jackson has continued his upward trajectory with breakthrough performances. He has three 70.3 podiums, including a win at Ironman 70.3 Ecuador. He then won his match for Team Internationals at the Inaugural Collins Cup. His A race of 2021 was the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, where he finished 5th, cementing his name among the worlds best long course athletes. These performances have earned him 10th in PTO world rankings. Jackson has 1 race remaining in 2021, his first full Ironman race at Ironman Mallorca.
Ironman 70.3 Wins
Ironman 70.3 Podiums
Run Course Records