STAGES ATHLETE: GRACE NORMAN
Paralympian Grace Normal holds the world records for the the 800-meter and 1,500-meter T44 classification for Track & Field. She also completed in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
BASE: Jamestown, Ohio
Five-time ITU Paratriathlon World Championships medalist (2 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronzes)
Two-time USA Paratriathlon National Champion (2014, 2019)
Nine-time ITU World Paratriathlon Event medalist (4 golds, 4 silvers, 1 bronze)
Four-time Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI
Paratriathlon American Champion (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Paralympic Gold Medalist
GET TO KNOW GRACE!
FAVORITE HYPE SONG: Firework by Katy Perry
GO-TO POST RACE CELEBRATION: Pizza and ice cream
GO-TO POST TRAINING FOOD: Slate chocolate milk
HOW HAS STAGES HELPED YOUR TRAINING? With the Stages Power meter and dash, I am able to monitor power output, HR, and all other ride data. With all of this information I am able to track my progress and consistently know where I am in a workout. I am better able to form goals with the knowledge of where my fitness is in regards to HR and Power on the bike.
"One of my best races ever was this season in Spain! I was faced with several challenges during this race - one being that an internal cable connecting my battery to my shifting went bad - making no shifting possible and being stuck in a harder than normal gear. I didn't let this stop me, instead I took it as a challenge to push harder than I had before this season. I was able to make up the needed time with my competitors and set a season PR in power during a race, and go on to run the fastest 5k to date and take the win!"