Jarrod Shoemaker places 24th in San Diego.
Sudbury native Jarrod Shoemaker, a 2008 Olympian, fell short in his quest to make the 2012 U.S. Olympic team as the triathlete finished a disappointing 24th Saturday at the ITU World Triathlon San Diego. "Unfortunately, Jarrod did not qualify for the Olympics this past Saturday. It is a real disappointment for Jarrod," his agent, Michael O'Neil, told Sudbury Patch in an email. "This is the unforgiving side of sports — on one day, someone else has the race of their life and the expected Olympians don't make the team." O'Neil said Shoemaker was not available for comment. "I think we will skip a comment at this point ... I want to give Jarrod time to digest the disappointment," O'Neil said. On Sept. 16, 2007, Shoemaker qualified for the 2008 …
With help of new treatment protocol, Jarrod Shoemaker focusing on victories again.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a press release from the University of Buffalo.) BUFFALO, N.Y. — Former Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker was in the middle of the swimming portion of a triathlon in Hamburg, Germany, when the swimmer in front of him accidentally kicked him in the face. Shoemaker finished the race, but could tell something was wrong with how his body was working. Three weeks later, he crashed hard from his bike onto wet pavement during a race in London, adding to his list of injuries. "Upon returning home I knew that something was wrong besides me just feeling lethargic, apathetic and generally off," says Shoemaker, a resident of Sudbury. "I wanted to make sure that there were no long-term problems, especially in a sport like …