I was an elite cyclist and triathlete who had the honor of representing Team USA at the ITU World Championships. But a car-on-bike crash cost me part of my right hand and my dreams of going pro. Due to my unusual injury and amputation level, I've had to develop my own adaptive devices so I could return to swimming, biking, and running safely and without pain at the level I was accustomed to. This has inspired me to go back to school to become an orthotist and prosthetist. In 2019, I was invited to attend USA Triathlon's High Performance Development Camp for Ambulatory Paratriathletes at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs where I learned new techniques that will allow me to try racing as a paratriathlete in 2020.
When I am not swimming, biking, or running, I am roller skating in an all-genders roller derby league in Minnesota, where I was the only woman on the league's travel team in 2019.
Always up for a challenge, you can also find me hanging out at the local climbing gym, scaling the walls one-handed.
Nadia has been training & racing with Fluid since 2010 and has very particular preferences for what to use when:
Favorite Training Flavor: Blueberry Pomegranate
Favorite Racing Flavor: Fresh Citrus
Favorite Winter Recovery Flavor: Chocolate
Favorite Summer Recovery Flavor: Mixed Berry
A Quote That Fires Me Up: "Increase your capacity for joy"