Over the last year my life has changed a lot and I want my website to keep all of you informed about all aspects of my life. My athletic career is still one of the main focuses but areas such as family and community have become more promenade and I want my site to portray this. I have already launched my blog series Blind Baby Daddy and I hope you are enjoying those but I will also be revamping this site to give a new vibe and flavor. Stay tuned as this will be a work in progress.
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5X ITU Paratriathlon World Champion
5X ITU Paratriathlon World Champion
The ITU World Paratriathlon Championships took place in Edmonton Saturday August 31t and I was determined to recapture the World Title. With guide Colin Riley we had a near perfect day overcoming the 3:43 factor to win in a time of 1:00:52. Read a full recap of the Paratriathlon Race HERE
As blind/VI athletes we wouldn't be at the starting line if it weren't for our guides. They are the ones that we in trust our life and safety however they get no credit. This section is just one way I want to credit special guides that have been instrumental in your success.
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Colin has been racing triathlons for 10 years now. He started racing in 2005 while training for his senior year cross country season. After another injury plagued year of running, Colin decided to continue racing triathlons. Colin helped start the University of Dayton Tri Club where he served as President. He then moved on to Florida State for his Masters in Sports Nutrition and he finished 7th overall at the 2012 Collegiate National Championships.
Colin has his best season in 2013 finishing 1st overall at the Best of the US Championships and USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. 2014 has continued to be another good year with some great individual results.
Colin met Aaron back in 2008 at the HyVee Triathlon and stayed in touch over the years. After triathlon was named a potential Paralympic sport for the 2016 Rio Games, When Aaron was on a guide search, Colin reached out to Aaron and after some talking and a trip out to Seattle to train together for a few days in order to learn the ins and outs of guiding and tandem riding, Colin was ready for his 1st race guiding, the 2013 ITU World Championships in London.
Colin has found great joy in guiding Aaron and has been able to guide him at the 2014 Dallas ITU PATCO race and recently at the ITU Magog race in Canada. Colin looks forward to guiding Aaron at the 2014 ITU World Championships in Edmonton in just over a month and hopes to continue to have the chance to guide Aaron in his quest for an Olympic gold medal.
Colin is originally from the Chicago area (Naperville, IL) and currently lives in Cincinnati, OH. He is a Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer, and Triathlon Coach.
The United States Association for Blind Athletes(USABA) is an established 501 C3 non- profit focused on providing opportunities to blind/VI individuals, including those blinded in combat, with opportunities to get involved in athletics. USABA has greatly impacted my life and I hope others can be enabled through USABA as well. Support USABA by DONATING HERE