Name: Jared Howell
Hometown: Clewiston, FL
Age Group: 30-34
Number of Years Competing: 1
Racing Career Highlights: Not many since this was my first full year racing…
- 1st Place Overall Sand Squirrell Off-Road Duathlon
- 4th Place Overall, 1st Place AG Loggerhead Triathlon (One of Florida’s Longest Enduring Tri’s)
- A few Oly/Sprint Distance Age Group Wins/Podiums qualifying me for Nationals my first year.
- Sub5 PR @ 2022 70.3 Augusta
- First time Ironman Finisher – IMFL
Growing up Jared was into sports in general and motocross. As a teen he was a Pro-Am ATV Motocross Racer! Jared also ran in high school but stopped in college.
He became interested in triathlon when he picked up running again post college. He also had a friend that was really into mountain biking, so he bought a Santa Cruz mountain bike and started hitting the trails as well. He found he loved running and riding his mountain bike. This sparked him to look for races. He found an off-road duathlon and signed up and ended up winning the race!
Right around that same time, a person he met through work had been doing 70.3 and full distance triathlon. This inspired Jared to find and buy a triathlon bike and sign up for a sprint race. They are now first time Ironman finishers having completed IMFL last week!
Going forward Jared has big goals in triathlon that include qualifying for 70.3 World Champs and winning his Age Group at a larger race such as the prestigious St. Anthony’s Triathlon.
When he is not training, he is cheering on his favorite Florida Gators (Go Gators!), spending time with his awesome wife, Paige, and their amazing son Rhett.