As Seen on ABC News10 San Diego: There are 13 members of the United States Parlalympic Triathlon team, which includes Encinitas resident Amy Dixon.
The 45-year-old Dixon is a first time Paralympian, although she may be the first to tell you, she considers herself lucky to be a part of the team.
“I really had low expectations, but for whatever reason, the universe put everything together on the day and I managed to qualify and I’m so grateful.”
Although she is ranked 6th in the world, she had good reason to have low expectations. Unfortunately for Dixon in the months prior to the Paralympic Triathlon Team Trials, she suffered a serious health crisis that almost killed her.