Nadia Sullivan

CYCLING, PARATRIATHLON, ADAPTIVE CLIMBING

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.

My goals for 2021 are to find my fitness again after another major hand surgery on top of everything else that was 2020. Hope to join a local race or two, but being fast is fun without competition too!

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

Ultimate training song: Lately I’ve been jamming in my pain cave to “Hey I Want You” by Felix Hagan & The Family.


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