Stephanie Jones | Pro Team


2015 Schedule and Results

Feb 7: Ironman 70.3 Geelong - 5th
March 7: Ironman New Zealand - 4th


Stephanie's Story

One of my favorite scriptures from the Bible comes from 1st Corinthians: “God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.” I did not grow up attending church consistently; however, by God’s Grace I was drawn to Him from the moments of my first memories. I prayed as a small child even though I didn’t really know “how” to pray and I read a little children’s Bible my Grandmother gave me well into my teen years. More important, miraculously I accepted Jesus as my savior when I was 14 years old.

I’ve made a lot of mistakes since then, but I am amazed at how God has used everything, from my best days to my worst days, to bring about good in my life. He has done much for me, and I truly believe that we are nothing without Him. Every good thing we have, every talent, every gift, is from Him. I love to train and compete, and I know that is a gift He has placed in me. When I found the Tri4Him Triathlon Team, I knew I wanted to be a part of this wonderful group of people who are dedicated to giving God all the glory.  My goal in triathlon is to use my gifts to obtain a platform in order to give God the glory. It would be a dream come true to be able to stand on top of a podium and proclaim that it was not me, but God.



Athletic Background

I have always love sports and physical fitness. Even as a small child, I loved to ride my bike and run. I was fortunate as child to be able to play several team sports: softball, soccer, and lacrosse. I gravitated toward soccer and lacrosse and played both of these sports in high school before I decided that I truly loved to run and wanted to dedicate myself to running cross country and track and field year round. I went on to run for the U.S. Naval Academy and was a member of the varsity cross country and track teams, as well as the varsity rowing team.

Upon graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, I was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, where a high premium was placed on physical fitness. After leaving activity duty service, I decided to give triathlon a try and the rest is history.


Personal

I am very blessed to have a wonderful family and support system. I have been married to my best friend, who I met at the Naval Academy, for 13 years. I currently live overseas with my husband who is part of the U.S. diplomatic corps. Because overseas living often provides a challenging training environment, I spend a considerable amount of time staying with my mother in Charleston, SC. It is difficult to spend so much time away from my husband; however, I think God prepared us to spend time apart while we served in the Marine Corps during our first years of marriage. I have one brother, who lives in Ohio with his wife and three wonderful kids.


2014 Results

March 23: Ironman Melbourne - DNF
May 3: Ironman 70.3 St George - 14th
June 30: Ironman Coeur d'Alene - Crash resulting in season ending injury


2013 Results

Ironman Cairns - 3rd
Ironman 70.3 San Juan - 14th
Ironman 70.3 Texas - 8th
Ironman Switzerland - 6th


2012 Results

Ironman Florida - 5th
Ironman Switzerland - 6th
Ironman 70.3 Augusta - 6th
Ironman 70.3 St. Croix - 8th


2011 Results

Ironman Louisville - 3rd
Ironman Florida - 5th

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