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Schedule & Results

2012 Race Schedule*

Date Race Results Report/Goals/Thoughts
Feb 13 Panama 70.3 6th Awesome start to the season. Rode a new bike, discovered Beiber survival mode, and found out Lance’s agent liked my glasses – Report here.
March 18 Rev3 Costa Rica 3rd, Fastest Run Swim cap sabotage is redeemed by a solid bike and run, booyah!.
March 31 Oceanside 70.3  3rd, Fastest Run Wow. Fantastic race. My best bike ever, and took a shot at the win. Super fun stuff, read all about it, and listen to the very appropriate soundtrack here.
May 5 Wildflower Long Course 1st, Booyah! A spectacular day, and one of the hardest physical and emotional journeys of my life. Read about how it all went down here.
June 3 Rev3 Quassy 4th A solid result in a super strong field. Didn’t feel my best out there, but stayed tough and with it. Amazing and HARD course, read all about it here.
July 8 Rev 3 Portland  2nd, Fastest BIKE! Fastest BIKE?!? That’s right, my first ever fastest bike split. Came within 23 seconds of the win on one of the best performances of my career. Fun stuff, read about it here.
July 28 Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove Swam, booyah Haven’t written a report yet, but good times hanging with the local crew!
Aug 5 Philippines 70.3  Didn’t Race Decided not to race this year. Needed a big swim push before Worlds. Read my full Change of Plans Here.
Aug 26 Rev3 Maine 1st, Booyah! Probably the best race of my life. Swam front pack, rode into clear second, and was in the lead by mile 2. An awesome day. Super fun Race Report here.
Sep 9 70.3 World Championships 20th Not the day I was hoping for to say the least. You can read the full recap of why I’m proud to have finished here. Also, my preview is here.
Oct 28 70.3 Poconos 1st, Booyah! After a struggle at World’s and a lot of lost confidence, I decided it was best to get back on the horse and give it another try. I came away with a convincing win, and an awesome story to boot.
Oct 28 Rev3 Florida 1st, Booyah! What an amazing end to an amazing season. A 2:03 bike split, a death march run, and taking the overall win in Florida. Crazy times and super fun. Here’s the preview & full recap.

2011 Race Schedule

Date Race Results Report/Goals/Thoughts
Apr 2 TX3 Kemah Triathlon 5th, Fastest Run Awesome start to the season.  Race report here, includes Stuart Smalley and Phil Collins.
Apr 10 Texas 70.3 DNF Tough result obviously, but some solid lessons learned.  Best swim/bike so far.  Race Report here, includes teddy bears on bikes and a butt soreness to race-time graph.
Apr 30 Wildflower 1st, Holy Crap, Fastest run Wow, that was quite the unexpected bounce back from Texas 70.3.  I’ll take it, a truly awesome day, so thankful for all the help & support. Here are my first reactions, and here are 7 Things I Learned at Wildflower.
June 5 Escape from Alcatraz 4th Solid day for sure, huge improvement over last year and three guys that beat me are world class.  Read the full report here, includes Pointer Sisters and fighting with the ladies.  Also, you can check out my Tips for Alcatraz here.
June 11 Boise 70.3 5th Best ever swim, solid bike, solid first half of run, and then suffer city!  Still a great performance coming back 6 days after Alcatraz.  Full report here, includes penguins and Tom Jones
July 10 Rev 3 Portland 4th, Fastest Run Best ever swim again, weak bike, fast run.  Good overall result.  Full report here, including wearing a women’s skin suit, and an unplanned potty stop.
July 17 Vineman 70.3 10th, Fastest Run A solid result against the toughest competition of the year.  Awesome swim, fastest run, biked like a monkey.  Read about that and the Man Van Competition here.
Aug 14 Philippines 70.3 2nd A truly incredible experience.  The trip of a lifetime.  Solid swim & bike, but WOW implosion on the run.  So many stories (wakeboarding, Jesse Bieber) I needed a 2 part report to tell them all. Here is Part 1 and here is Part 2.
Aug 21 70.3 World Championships  17th Coming off a Filipino bug, didn’t have the day I was hoping for.  But proud of myself for sticking it out and finishing.  Full report with all the Vegas shenanigans coming soon, but initial thoughts here.
Beyond We’ll see what happens!

2010 Race Schedule

Date Race Results Report
Apr 3 Beaver Freezer Sprint

1st Overall Age Group

http://bit.ly/94TCpY

no report, my bad
May 2 Escape From Alcatraz

1st Overall Age Group

(time equivalent to 7th among Pros)

http://bit.ly/d5Ymci

You know it!
Jun 12 Boise 70.3

1st Overall Age Group

(time equiv. to 8th among Pros)

http://bit.ly/9miFqo

No report, I’m lazy
Jul 25 Antwerp 70.3 10th ProQualified for 70.3 World Championships despite having a pretty rough day Tough race, felt terrible right off the bat.  Initial thoughts here.Full race report here.
Aug 8 London Triathlon 27th Place, not too bad for Draft-Legal Debut Race Report Here
Aug 18 Bray Aquathlon 1st Place Overall Read the Triathlon Ireland Recap!
Sep 1 Zwintriatlon 9th Overall, fastest run – 29:31 “10k” Zwintriathlon Race Report

* Schedule subject to change without notice, reason, or logic of any kind.

14 comments to Schedule & Results

  • Yu

    No report!!!!! Your bad?????    Coz you are lazy?????? 
    It is unacceptable…….. but I laughed out loud…
    Good luck in London!!!    

  • Bray Aquathlon does'nt feature on the list?! shocking!

  • J –yeahhh NYC! — itll be nice and sticky in August. Bring your pickys!

  • Tim Mallen

    It was awesome seeing you race at the Duckbill Thrill. I kick myself for not puting two and two together on race day, regardless I wish you the best of luck in your career.

    • Jesse Thomas

      Tim, thanks for checking out the site! I need to put together a race report for Duck Bill Thrill! Hope you had as much fun as I did. Local triathlons like the DBT are what the sport is all about. Thanks again, and hope to see you at more races!

  • Hey Jesse,

    I live in Boise, Idaho and have an extra room in our house if you would like to come and stay for the boise 70.3. I broke my arm 3 weeks ago so I will not be competing. Let me know its available whenever you want to come. P.s I was a Jesse Thomas groupie before your wildflower win:)

    Rick

  • Chris

    Yo,
    When you going to slap the table on 2012 schedule? Look forward to following the races this year, so please post once you are set…
    Good luck,
    Chris

  • Gerardo

    You should post your schedule for 2012!

  • Kristin Walker

    I second many…..I want to see your tentative 2012 schedule! What can I say, Jesse Bieber fever….

  • Jesse Thomas

    Posted. Booyah! Thanks guys!

  • Ryan

    Jesse,

    Great race at Pocono! I actually met you on Saturday in transition. My buddy and I were admiring the bikes and you walked over and introduced yourself. It was a pleasure speaking with you. Being new to the sport, I don’t have much knowledge of “who’s who” in triathlon. I was pleased to see that you won and am extremely impressed with how fast you raced. Congrats man and thanks for being such a “cool and normal” guy with immense talent!

    Ryan

    • Jesse Thomas

      Thanks a ton Ryan! Just saw a comment from your buddy Michael as well. Glad you guys both had awesome races, congrats! Hopefully will run into you both sometime again.

  • Chris

    So this is where I make what will be my second annual plea for you to publish the year’s race schedule. Last year you produced on 15 March. Any chance of beating that this time around? Either way, hope the offseason has treated Team Bieber well and good luck this year.
    Chris

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