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303Endurance Podcast

Sep 26, 2020

Amy Dixon is a visually impaired professional triathlete and member of the USA Paratriathlon National Team. She is the reigning International Triathlon Union Aquathlon World Champion, US National Champion triathlete, and is ranked 7th in the world in triathlon in the Paralympic international Rankings.


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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Amy Dixon, she lost her eyesight at the age of 22 and is a 2021 Paralympic hopeful 
  • What New in the 303 (Last Call Triathlon, ?)
  • Endurance News (Tour wrap and scandal)


Interview with Amy Dixon:

In the intro we mentioned that Amy Dixon is the current ITU Aquathlon World Champion, USA Paratriathlon National Champion, USA Cycling National Time Trial Champion, and 7-time ITU Triathlon Gold Medalist.

Amy Dixon is a visually impaired professional triathlete and member of the USA Paratriathlon National Team. She is the reigning International Triathlon Union Aquathlon World Champion, US National Champion triathlete, and is ranked 7th in the world in triathlon in the Paralympic international Rankings.

She recently moved to San Diego to focus her training on her road to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Amy lost 98% of her vision to a rare autoimmune disease and now serves as a patient advocate and President of the Glaucoma Eyes international non-profit.

In 2017, Amy founded Camp ‘No Sight No Limits’, the first-ever camp dedicated to producing elite level blind triathletes in San Diego. She hopes to discover, inspire and coach the next generation of elite blind athletes as they embody her mantra, “You don’t need sight to have vision”.


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Endurance News:

The Tour

  • Phil Liggett said this was the most exciting Tour since 1989 and the 1989 Tour with Greg Lemond and Laurent Fignon.  Stage 19 ends and Primoz Roglic is still in yellow, Tadej Pocacar in white, Sam Bennett in green, Richard Carapaz in polka dot.  Stage 20, the 21 year old Tadej Pocacar rips off a 55'55" ahead of second place Tom Dumoulin with a 57'16".  Primoz Roglic had a 57'51" boom see ya yellow jersey! 
  • Check out that course and the climb at the end where they did bike changes from TT to Road
  • Stage 20 Story and Final Results


Cycling thrown into fresh turmoil with Tour doping investigation

Tue, September 22, 2020, 3:03 AM MDTPARIS (Reuters) - Cycling has been thrown into fresh turmoil after French judicial authorities opened a preliminary investigation into potential doping at Nairo Quintana's team Arkea-Samsic on Monday, a day after the Tour de France ended in Paris.

Two people had been taken into custody, Marseille prosecutor Dominique Laurens said, adding that the probe was targeting a "small part of the team" and that those in custody were part of the "close entourage of the main rider", without naming him. Arkea-Samsic's leader on the Tour was Colombian Quintana, twice a runner-up and also a Vuelta and Giro d'Italia champion. He finished 17th overall on this year's Tour. The French team confirmed that their hotel in Meribel was searched by the OCLAESP, the Central Office for the Fight against Environmental and Public Health Damage, after last Wednesday's 17th stage. Laurens said the search had resulted in the "discovery of many health products, including drugs and especially a method that can be qualified as doping". A source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters that a "saline solution" and "injection material" were found.

"The elements gathered during the search will need further investigation and analysis," Laurens said in a statement on Tuesday. Injection material can only be in possession of doctors as per the 'no needle policy' in place in cycling since 2011. Arkea-Samsic team manager Emmanuel Hubert said on Monday that the investigation did "not target the team or its staff directly". Quintana, who was allowed to continue working with his own doctor when he signed a three-year deal with Arkea-Samsic this year, later denied using any banned substances and said he had voluntarily answered investigators' questions with "a clear conscience".


What's New in the 303:

Breakaway Athletics and the Last Call Triathlon

The Last Call Triathlon will be an event you’ll look forward to all season long. Why? Beautiful mountain views, great weather and a family fun venue! Did we mention camping? Yup! There’s that too.

Sitting on the east side of Loveland and southeast of Fort Collins, this is shaping up to have the whos who of triathlon at it. 


Video of the Week:

How a last-minute pairing helped Amy Dixon and Kirsten Sass become lifelong friends


Upcoming Interviews:

Pro cyclist, Will Dugan to talk about his pro career and some of his races at Tour of CA, Pro Cycling Challenge and more.  Will Dugan now organizes Project Supertraining, supported rides that provide a pro-like training experience for amateur (and some pro) riders. The rides also direct money and attention to charitable causes. 

Sister Madonna Buder began training at age 48 at the behest of Father John who told her it was a way of tweaking, "mind, body, and spirit" and for the relaxation and calmness it can bring an individual. She completed her first triathlon at age 52 and first Ironman event at age 55 and has continued ever since.


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Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!