Triathlon

Blind triathlete teaches others to race for the gold

Blind triathlete teaches others to race for the gold

Five years ago, Encinitas resident Amy Dixon pulled herself out of a depressive funk over losing her vision by signing up for her first triathlon.

Now, the accomplished 42-year-old paratriathlete is giving back to the sport that saved her by hosting Camp No Sight No Limits, a four-day skills camp for blind triathletes from around the country.

Thirteen athletes from as far away as New York and Florida are taking part this week in simulations, workouts, drills and lectures at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. The camp will conclude on Saturday with a mock triathlon at Fiesta Island.

Although there are hundreds of triathlon training camps around the country,...

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