Evan Jager

Quick Facts

Name Evan Reese Jager
Date of Birth 8 March 1989
Birth Place Algonquin, Illinois, USA
Nick Name Unavailable
Age 33 years old
Gender Male
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity Unknown
Horoscope Pisces
Profession Long-distance runner, Athletics
Height 6’2″ (188 cm)
Weight 66 kg (145 lbs)
Body Mass Index (BMI) 18.6
Build Athletic
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Black
Tattoo No
Father Name Joel Jager
Mother Name Cathy Jager
Siblings Mallory Jager (sister)
Relationship Married (2016)
Wife Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen
  • Harry D. Jacobs High School,
  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison,
  • Portland University
Team Bowerman Track Club
Coach Jerry Schumacher
Career 2008-present
  • Olympic Record
2012 London 3000m steeplechase (6th)
2016 London 3000m steeplechase (2nd)
Personal Best
  • Mile: 3:53.25, Eugene (2014),
  • 3000m steeplechase: 8:00.45/American Record, Paris (2015)
  • 1500m: 3:32.97, Portland (2015)
  • 3000m: 7:35.16, Stockholm (2012)
  • 5000m: 13:02.40, Brussels (2012)
Salary Unavailable
Net Worth $1 million
Shoe Nike
Social media Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Merch StickersAutographed Photo
Last Update September, 2022

One of the top long-distance runners in America is Evan Jager. Evan is renowned for having long, flowing hair and a long stride.

He started out as a highly-regarded prodigy and won everything in high school before breaking out on the world stage.

He currently holds the North American record for the 3000 m steeplechase, clocking an 8:00.45 in 2015.

Evan was also sponsored by Nike and left college at the age of 19 to enter the professional ranks.

He is also among the highest-paid racers in the USA and is thought to have a net worth of $1 million.

Regarding his personal life, he got married to Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen in 2016.

Childood And Relationship Status

The son of Joel Jager and Cathy Jager, Evan Jager was born on March 8, 1989, in Algonquin, Illinois, United States. Mallory Jager, the athlete’s sister, is also a sportsperson.

Jager is an avid shoe collector as well. In his closet, he keeps a variety of shoes, including Air Max, Jordan 1, Air Force, and many more.

Winning a Car

Joel once bet Jager that if he ran a mile in under five minutes, Joel would purchase Jager a brand-new Ford Mustang.

He ran a mile in 5 minutes during the final races of the season in middle school and won a bet.

Later, his father gave him a 1989 Mustang, which he used to get around in when he was in high school.

Evan Jager at his wedding.(Source=Instagram)

Lovestory tied to running

His longtime partner Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen is his wife. In 106, they got hitched in Sigtuna, Sweden.

In addition, their romance began at the Bydgoszcz-hosted 2008 IAFF World Junior Championship.

Jager ran the 1500 m at the competition, while Jonsen ran the 200 m for Sweden. Due to the proximity of their hotel rooms, they used to hang out.

She later arrived in the United States and enrolled at The University of Mississippi on a scholarship for athletes.

What is the Physical measurement of Evan Jager?

Due to their intensive endurance training, runners frequently have slender bodies. Jager has an ectomorph body type, hence there is no distinction in his instance.

He stands 6 ft 2 inches (188 cm) tall and weighs about 66 kg (145 lbs). His BMI is 18.6, as well.

Not to mention, he has a significant tattoo on his right lower chest. The tattoo represents the 5 Olympics rings inked in different colors.

Training and Diet

Jager enjoys working out twice a day, after breakfast in the morning and after lunch every day.

Although he usually trains in the morning, he mainly rests on days when he trains in the afternoon. Likewise, he prefers to undertake core workouts which largely focus on the muscular groups located in the midbody.

He works out four times per week for 70 minutes, including a run and a core workout.

Likewise, his other strength training includes 50 minutes treadmill run, 2-hour run, mile turf run, and 200-meter run.

Jager’s daily eating schedule is dependent on the day. But he consistently consumes two cups of coffee per day, which is the most consistent aspect of his eating habits.

He also eats protein-rich meats, salads, green vegetables, eggs, and occasionally sweets and wine for lunch and dinner.

Similarly, he likes to have protein bars, RXbar, and Lara bars for his lunch.

How did Evan Jager Start His Career?

Attended Harry D. Jacobs Hig School was Evan Jager. Jager was successful in winning three solo state championships and one relay championship throughout his time in high school.

He placed ninth in his sophomore year at the San Diego-based 2005 Foot Lockers Cross Country Championship.

Later on in the same season, he won the Midwest Distance Gala by running 4:08.15.

He won the 1600-meter race in 4:11.22 as a junior in 2006 and the 4×800-meter relay in 7:40.02.

the same way, he finished fourth in his senior year’s race of the Nike Outdoor Nationals with a time of 8:47.59.

In the same competition, he also finished third in the mile run after clocking a time of 4:05.68.

addition, Jager won the cross country state championship, finishing in 14:07 and covering the 3200 meters in 8:52.33.

Evan Jager competing in college events.(Source=Instagram)

College Career

Jager attended University of Wisconsin-Madison for his undergraduate studies. There, he joined the athletic team of the Wisconsin Badgers.

During his first year, he did not participate in the 2007 NCAA Cross Country Championship.

But he finished eighth in the NCAA Outdoor Track Championship and was named an All-American.

Additionally, he was successful in representing the United States at the IAFF World Junior Track and Field Championship.

He finished first in the 1500m in 3:47.43. However, he came in eighth place in the USA Junior Track and Field Championship.

Turning Pro

Evan Jager forewent his NCAA eligibility in 2008 in order to agree to his first professional contract with Nike.

Jerry Schumacher was the trainer he had always aspired to. Therefore, Jager followed Jerry when he left Wisconsin to work for Nike as a professional runner’s trainer.

He moved away from Wisconsin, nevertheless, and finished his education at Portland State University.

Professional Career


In his first competition, Evan Jager ran the 5000 meters at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Despite initially taking 200m, he came in third place behind his colleagues.

Later, he was given the opportunity to compete at the Berlin-based 2009 IAAF World Championship.

He did not, however, advance to the championship finals after placing 11th in the qualifiers.

From Wisconsin to Worlds, the majority of Jager’s first professional season was covered by the Runners World web series.


As he entered his second professional season, Jager had soreness while working out. He took a brief break before returning to the competition.

Sadly, he unfortunately sustained a stress fracture while participating in the 1,500m finals at the USATF Championship.

Jager underwent surgery to fix his damaged navicular bone on July 28, 2010. He focused on pool and bike training for speedy recovery.

He trained with high energy levels rather than competing in the 2011 season.

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Transitional Phase

Evan Hager decided to convert to the 3000m steeplechase in the 2012 spring after speaking with Pascal Dobert and his coach Jerry Schumacher.

Evan took part in his debut steeplechase at the MT. SAC Relays. He finished first, clocking an 8:26.14 finish time.

He even defeated his training partner and former American steeplechase champion Daniel Huling.

After easily winning the US competition, he later qualified for the Olympics. Olympics Team trails running 8: 17.40.

Similarly, on 20 July 2012, Evan Jager became an American new record holder in 3000 steeplechases, completing the race at 8:06.81.

At the Olympics, he managed to secure 6th spot. He also ran a 7:35 in the Stockholm Diamond League, breaking his previous best time.

Rise to Stardom

With a time of 8:14.95, Jager placed fourth in the Millrose Games 2 kilometers to kick off the 2013 indoor season. He finished the indoor two miles with that time as the fourth-fastest American ever.

Similar to that, he finished sixth in the New York Columbia 500 m after completing the race in 13:33.37.

Later, after finishing second in the indoor mile race at the Seattle Husky Classic in 3:56.14, he earned a podium spot.

During the outdoor season, he finished the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in 13:14.60 to place second.

Young Jager finished second in the OXY HP 1500m with a time of 3:36.34.

Jager continued his outstanding performance from the USATF Outdoor Championship, where he won the 3000m steeplechase in 8:08.6 seconds.

At the 2013 IAFF World championship in Moscow, he later came in fifth. Finally, he ended the season competing at the Brussels Diamond League Meet, 5000m.

He ran his personal best of 3:53.33 to finish third in the international mile at the Prefontaine Classic during the 2014 outdoor season.

He raced 8:19.38 in June to successfully defend his championship in the USA 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Later, he finished second in the 3000m steeple at the Continental Cup held in Morocco with a time of 8:14.08.

On 27 June 2015, he came victorious at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship steeplechase at 95°C temperature.

However, in the World Championship held in Beijing, he managed to get a 6th place finish.

Olympic Medalist

He again managed to qualify for the Olympics after winning USA Olympic Trails running in 8:22.48.

Later, on June 17, 2016, Evan Jager won a silver medal for the United States in the Olympic marathon, finishing in a time of 8:04.28.

In the same way, he finished third in the 3000 m at the 2017 World Championships in London, clocking an 8:15.53.

He also managed to take first place in the 300-meter steeplechase at the US championship.

In the previous ten years, Evan Jager dominated the 3000m steeplechase at both the Olympics and the National Championship.

Sadly, a series of injuries has hugely impacted his career later. He missed the 2019 and 2020 seasons recovering from Achilles and calf pain issues.

Recently, he also announced that he wouldn’t be competing in the 2021 USA Olympics trials.

Evan Jager advertising BPN products.(Source=Instagram)

How was the Networth Value of Evan Jager?

One of the most well-known runners in the USA is Evan Jager. Since then, he has been a Nike athlete his whole career.

In 2018, he signed a new ten years contract extension with Nike. Likewise, he represents Bowerman Track Club. As a result, Jager has quite more sponsors than other runners.

He signed a partnership with Kenyan homemade bracelets brand Artiken. Additionally, he sports them while taking part in the competitions.

He also has tied a sponsorship deal with Bare Performance Nutrition and Hotshot. Furthermore, one can get 10% off on BPN supplements using his promo code.

Although Jager has not revealed his salary to the public, the online website lets run.com estimated his salary to be around US $1,50,000.

Similarly, after winning the silver medal at the 2016 Olympics, he received $15,000 as prize money from the USA.

The estimated net worth of Evan Jager is $1 million.

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