Thursday, November 13, 2008

Linda Jackson

Olympian, cyclist

Born in 1958 in Nepean (Ottawa), Ontario.

Known as one of the Canada's best female cyclists - 1996 Olympian, third in 1996 World Championships, third in 1997 women's Tour de France and captured a silver medal in the 1994 and 1998 Commonwealth Games.

At age 40, Jackson entered the HP LaserJet Women’s Challenge in 1999; one of the oldest participants in the 150-person field and one of the favorites.

Inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

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