As Seen On News12 Connecticut – A Fairfield County native is getting ready for a 750-meter swim, a 20-kilometer bike ride, and a 5-kilometer run on the world’s biggest stage at the Paralympics in Tokyo.
It comes after the blind triathlete dealt with major health problems in the past year.
Amy Dixon now lives and trains in California, but she has plenty of fans in Connecticut who will be cheering her on next month because it has been such a long road to get to the games.
News 12 Connecticut first met Dixon five years ago as she trained in Greenwich ahead of the Paralympics in Rio.
Dixon had hoped to compete in the triathlon for Team USA but ended up becoming an alternate.
Now, at the age of 45, she’s qualified for the games in Tokyo.
Amy Dixon is a highly sought-after Expert Patient Advocate, Elite Paratriathlete, and motivational speaker, speaking on television and radio and at extensive seminars around the world on all subjects pertaining to the world of triumph over adversity, leadership, team work, rare disease management, patient advocacy, and how to achieve a full life despite devastating setbacks.