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Jill Damman

GU Athlete

Nickname Jilly
Birthdate October 12, 1977
Birth City Monroe, MI
Current City Midway, UT
Website jilldamman.weebly.com
Sport Endurance Cycling
Doing sport since age? 27
Proudest athletic accomplishment of 2011? Winning solo 12 hours of Mesa Verde.
Most memorable moment participating in your sport? First place women's and course record Race Across Oregon.
Plans and goals for 2012? Tuesday evenings Mid-Week MTB race series, Wasatch Back 50 and Park City Point to Point.
What’s your go-to GU product? GU Energy Gel, Espresso Love
How do you use it? With a little bit of water.
What characteristics do you most respect in your competitors? Humor and sportsmanship.
What drives you to bike? Experiences and adventure.
What do you enjoy most about your sport? Exploring various aspects of the mountains.
Favorite city you’ve raced in? Park City, Utah, because of the amount of events for many different types of athletes. The support the community gives to Mountain Trails Foundation who is responsible for the growth and maintenance of the trail system.
Do you have any words of advice, or tips and tricks for aspiring cyclists? Proper bike fit is critical. Do your research before choosing your fitter. Wobble-Naught bike fits work the best for me. Be passionate and a great advocate to cycling theirs more to cycling then just the win.
Three things people don’t know about you? I've never broken a bone (*knock on wood*), my husband introduced me to cycling, I always set my alarm clock to an odd number.
Top 5 hobbies when you’re not biking? Backcountry skiing, paddleboarding, hiking, fueling my healthy caffeine addition and eating good food.
What personal causes are you involved in? To set an example that will encourage family members, friends, and co-workers to pursue healthier lifestyles.

Jill Damman