July 14

2017

ITU Paratriathlon World Cup Magog, Canada

Event website:

http://www.triathlon.org/events/event/2017_magog_itu_paratriathlon_world_cup

Amy will be racing here with XTERRA athlete Christy Favrhow Fritts as her guide, where she hopes to take a win to secure her spot with Team USA for 2018.  Amy raced here in 2013, where she took Bronze.  The course is a flat, fast out and back loop, with one hill on the bike.

July 28

2017

ITU World Paratriathlon Series Edmonton, Canada

Event website:

http://edmonton.triathlon.org/

Amy is the defending Gold Medalist at this race.  I am thrilled that they have moved this race to late July.  It is by far the coldest race of the season, and typically takes place in early September.  Last year it snowed a few days after the race.  I was miserable, but won it by more than two minutes (probably because I was so darn cold I wanted to get it over with!)

Sept 15

2017

ITU Rotterdam Paratriathlon World Championships

Event Website:

http://rotterdam.triathlon.org/

Amy hopes to improve upon her world championship race by making the podium this season.  Her best ever finish was last year in Rotterdam with a 5th place, guided by Susanne Davis.  The course is very technical and dangerous on the bike- lots of turns, narrow, and on cobblestones.  There were over 160 turns in 20K last year!  The run is mostly flat with a little roll in the park.  The venue is lovely, but challenging logistically due to TWO transition areas.  Amy broke wrist two days before her race here last year, while out on a training run, and tripped on cobblestones.  She taped it up and carried on through the race.

Oct 22

2017

Challenged Athletes Foundation Triathlon, San Diego CA

 

Event website:  http://www.challengedathletes.org/events/sdtc/

This is my favorite race of the year.  All of the CAF Athletes are so inspiring, with one incredible tale of perseverance after the next.  I love watching the little kids getting their first prosthetic, or first racing wheelchair.  The veterans getting the gift of their first tandem bike.  It’s an amazing, jaw dropping weekend of love and sport and celebrating our abilities

JUNE 24

2017

XTERRA Off Road Triathlon- Lake Tahoe

I will be the first visually impaired female to race an XTERRA off road triathlon, thanks to the support of MTB Tandems, who generously donated the most badass tandem mountain bike to race on this year, and guide Christy Fritts, who will serve as my eyes!!