About Amy Dixon

Amy Dixon is an elite paratriathlete from Greenwich, Connecticut, in training to make the final team for the Rio 2016 Paralympics. She lost most of her vision due to a rare autoimmune eye disease and glaucoma but has a pinhole of light through which she can view the world in bits and pieces at a time. She competes with the help of her guide, Lindsey Cook, who is an adjunct professor of kinesiology at Hanover College in Madison, Indiana. When riding the bike race portion of competitions they ride a custom carbon-fiber racing tandem bike named “Bomber” that has carried them to many podiums. Amy’s Guiding Eyes for the Blind yellow Labrador, Elvis, is in charge of navigating when she’s on foot. You can follow her at www.amydixonusa.com

All Articles

Toyota Highlander
May 10, 2022
How do 2 para athletes transport their gear for races & training? Cargo space & capability in a Toyota Highlander are key; technology helps accessibility
2015 Ford Transit Connect
October 15, 2015
Think an accessible van means one custom fitted for disabled? Not necessarily. Some paratriathletes found the Ford Transit Connect’s flexibility did the job
2015 Chevrolet Suburban
June 25, 2015
Three blondes, two weeks of para-cycling and one 8-foot bike: putting the 2015 Chevy Suburban to the test.