Heather Jackson not with Argon 18 any longer

Heather Jackson competes at the 2019 Ironman World Championship. Photo: Kevin Mackinnon

We don’t know what bike she’ll be riding this year, but the popular American Ironman champion Heather Jackson has announced that she is no longer with Argon 18.

“For the last four years of the most incredible support, including through a global pandemic, thank you from the bottom of my heart @argon18bike,” she wrote on Instagram. “It is time for a new chapter, but it was a privilege to ride these bikes and I’m truly thankful.”

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The popular triathlete is married to Sean Watkins, the founder of Wattie Ink., which has since rebranded to “Spaero Triathlon.” (We reported recently that Spaero had partnered with Craig Alexander and Andy Potts.) A former college ice hockey player who played for Princeton and was part of the US national team program, Jackson turned her sights to triathlon in 2007. She won her age group in Kona before turning pro in 2009. She’s finished in the top-five in Kona five times and is a six-time Ironman champion and 12-time Ironman 70.3 champion. She won the prestigious Wildflower race in California four times and also took second at the Ironman 70.3 worlds in 2013.

The big question now is what bike company Jackson will sign with – one would assume that she’ll land a deal somewhere based on both her results and popularity.