Through our partnership with Altis, Athletigen is supporting five Olympic and Paralympic athletes through their journey to the 2016 Rio Games in Brazil. We are providing personalized sports genetics analysis and training recommendations to optimize their performance and increase their chances of reaching the podium. Our fourth featured athlete is Olympian Jeremy Dodson.
Born and raised in Denver, CO, Jeremy attended George Washington H.S. prior to the University of Arkansas, having then transferred to University of Colorado, where he earned a degree in Economics and Sociology with a minor in Neurophysiology and was accepted into the CU School of Law. While competing collegiately, Jeremy was a four-time All-American (three at CU, once at UA) and set Colorado records in the indoor and outdoor 200 meters. Jeremy has qualified for the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. In 2005, Jeremy was awarded the Gatorade Colorado Athlete of the Year.
“If you don’t know yourself, you don’t know your strengths. That’s why I love the sport of track and field. I love what it does to people’s character.”
Jeremy strongly supports the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, a condition he also struggles with, which causes a brain tumor. Jeremy underwent chemotherapy/radiation while still competing and qualifying for the World Championships and Olympics. Jeremy credits running with saving his life while living with this hydrocephalus.
Welcome to Team Athletigen, Jeremy!