Blind Encinitas triathlete trains for Paralympics
ENCINITAS, Calif. — Amy Dixon is a world champion, a seven-time gold medalist and is legally blind.
“I was fully sighted as a child,” Dixon said. “I didn’t start losing my eyesight until I was 22 … so, I never imagined at 44 years old with a rare eye disease that I would be a blind athlete representing the United States.”
The Encinitas resident lost 98% of her vision to an autoimmune disease in her 20s. Refusing to let that slow her down, Amy started slowly exercising.