Tarah Gieger

I won’t be satisfied until I dominate women’s motocross

Tarah Gieger celebrates after finishing second in Women's EnduroX at X Games in Austin, Texas, USA on June 5, 2015
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Hi, my name is Tarah Gieger. My discipline is motocross. I was born on 18 September 1985 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. My special talent is surfing. My favourite food is fried bananas. My favourite music is Megadeth.


As one of the most recognisable names in women’s motocross, Tarah Gieger’s success can be measured in podiums. Since her pro debut in 2003, she has claimed a podium position at every major contest and, in 2008, took home the gold medal at the X Games’ very first Women’s Moto X event.

Her dedication, on the other hand, is measured in broken bones; Tarah has bounced back from almost-catastrophic injuries so many times it’s unlikely that there’s much that could keep her down. She has been instrumental in sparking a phenomenon that has blown open the doors of the motocross "boys" club. “My goal is to win everything I enter,” Tarah says. “I am not going to be satisfied until I dominate the sport of women’s motocross.”

In 2009, despite a broken wrist, Tarah still managed to compete in many world championship races. In 2010, she picked up the silver medal at the X Games in Super X and successfully defended her silverware the following year. 2012 brought more success when Tarah stood atop the podium at different Women's Motocross Championships across America. More success followed in 2013 with X Games bronze medals in both Enduro X and Moto X, followed in 2015 with a silver medal in Enduro X.

Tarah has also got her sights set on the women’s race series in Europe, where Factory teams and prestige prevail among  women’s racing. Breaking down more barriers and picking up a world championship along the way are on her 'to do’ list.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. 2nd Place: X Games - Women’s Enduro X

      Austin, Texas, USA

  2. 2013
    1. 3rd Place: X Games - Women's Enduro X

      Los Angeles, USA

    2. 3rd Place: X Games - Women's Enduro X

      Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

  3. 2012
    1. 2nd Place: X Games - Women's Moto X Racing

      Los Angeles, USA

  4. 2011
    1. 2nd Place: Freestone National

      Wortham, USA

    2. 2nd Place: X Games - Women’s Moto X Racing and Enduro X

  5. 2010
    1. 2nd Place: X Games - Women's Racing

  6. 2008
    1. 1st Place: X Games - Women's Racing