Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, gets kisses from her guide dog Elvis at the YMCA at Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Dixon is training for several championship competitions next year, including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship and the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
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 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, puts on her swim cap before a light swim workout at the YMCA at Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Dixon is training for several championship competitions next year, including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship and the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, spins at the YMCA at Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Dixon is training for several championship competitions next year, including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship and the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, tests wines at Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines in Darien, Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. When a sommelier smells a wine, she's looking for flaws, said Dixon. "You're looking for what makes the wine tick," she said. Dixon is training for several championship competitions next year, including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship and the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships.(Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, looks through wines at Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines in Darien, Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Dixon is training for several championship competitions next year, including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship and the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, arrives at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with her guide dog Elvis before the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 28, 2014. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (left), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, take their borrowed tandem bike out for a test run ahead of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, go on a training run before the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (center), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, return from a training run with her guide dog Elvis ahead of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, puts on her swim cap before a test swim ahead of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 31, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, takes a selfie with friend and fellow paratriathlete Tom Lee ahead of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 31, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, return to the hotel after a test swim ahead of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 31, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (center, standing), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, has her race day numbers applied via temporary tattoo by her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, the morning of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, prepare for the start of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, poses for a portrait before the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (center, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, chats with other parathletes and  guides at the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (right, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is guided to the start of the swim portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships by her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon is tethered to Gaynor so that she can be guided through the swim portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (center, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, hugs her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, before the swim portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon is tethered to Gaynor so that she can be guided through the swim portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (left, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, prepare to begin the swim portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon is tethered to Gaynor so that she can be guided through the swim portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (back, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, competes in the swim portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon is tethered to her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, so that she can be guided through the swim portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (center, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is guided out of the water after the swim portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships by her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, competes in the biking portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships with her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue,  on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, crosses the finish line of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships with her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue,   on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon came in third place in her division, PT5, for blind female athletes. This was Dixon's first international competition. Dixon is tethered to Gaynor so that she can be guided through the running portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, crosses the finish line of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships with her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue,   on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon came in third place in her division, PT5, for blind female athletes. This was Dixon's first international competition. Dixon is tethered to Gaynor so that she can be guided through the running portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, hugs her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue,  after crossing the finish line of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon came in third place in her division, PT5, for blind female athletes. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is reunited with her guide dog Elvis after crossing the finish line of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon came in third place in her division, PT5, for blind female athletes. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is awarded the bronze medal at the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. At left is her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is awarded the bronze medal at the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. At left is her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is awarded the bronze medal at the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. At left is her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (left), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, hugs her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, after being awarded the bronze medal at the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon came in third place in her division, PT5, for blind female athletes. This was her first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (left), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, pose after winning third place in Dixon's division of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. This was her first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon (left), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, pose after winning third place in Dixon's division of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. This was her first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     
 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, gets kisses from her guide dog Elvis at the YMCA at Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Dixon is training for several championship competitions next year, including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship and the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, gets kisses from her guide dog Elvis at the YMCA at Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Dixon is training for several championship competitions next year, including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship and the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships. (Photo by Kate Lord)

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 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, puts on her swim cap before a light swim workout at the YMCA at Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Dixon is training for several championship competitions next year, including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship and the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, puts on her swim cap before a light swim workout at the YMCA at Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Dixon is training for several championship competitions next year, including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship and the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, spins at the YMCA at Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Dixon is training for several championship competitions next year, including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship and the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, spins at the YMCA at Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Dixon is training for several championship competitions next year, including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship and the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, tests wines at Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines in Darien, Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. When a sommelier smells a wine, she's looking for flaws, said Dixon. "You're looking for what makes the wine tick," she said. Dixon is training for several championship competitions next year, including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship and the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships.(Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, tests wines at Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines in Darien, Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. When a sommelier smells a wine, she's looking for flaws, said Dixon. "You're looking for what makes the wine tick," she said. Dixon is training for several championship competitions next year, including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship and the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships.(Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, looks through wines at Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines in Darien, Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Dixon is training for several championship competitions next year, including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship and the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, looks through wines at Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines in Darien, Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Dixon is training for several championship competitions next year, including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship and the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, arrives at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with her guide dog Elvis before the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 28, 2014. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, arrives at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with her guide dog Elvis before the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 28, 2014. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (left), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, take their borrowed tandem bike out for a test run ahead of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (left), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, take their borrowed tandem bike out for a test run ahead of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, go on a training run before the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, go on a training run before the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (center), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, return from a training run with her guide dog Elvis ahead of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (center), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, return from a training run with her guide dog Elvis ahead of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, puts on her swim cap before a test swim ahead of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 31, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, puts on her swim cap before a test swim ahead of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 31, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, takes a selfie with friend and fellow paratriathlete Tom Lee ahead of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 31, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, takes a selfie with friend and fellow paratriathlete Tom Lee ahead of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 31, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, return to the hotel after a test swim ahead of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 31, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, return to the hotel after a test swim ahead of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 31, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (center, standing), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, has her race day numbers applied via temporary tattoo by her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, the morning of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (center, standing), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, has her race day numbers applied via temporary tattoo by her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, the morning of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, prepare for the start of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, prepare for the start of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, poses for a portrait before the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, poses for a portrait before the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (center, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, chats with other parathletes and  guides at the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (center, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, chats with other parathletes and guides at the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (right, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is guided to the start of the swim portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships by her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon is tethered to Gaynor so that she can be guided through the swim portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (right, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is guided to the start of the swim portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships by her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon is tethered to Gaynor so that she can be guided through the swim portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (center, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, hugs her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, before the swim portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon is tethered to Gaynor so that she can be guided through the swim portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (center, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, hugs her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, before the swim portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon is tethered to Gaynor so that she can be guided through the swim portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (left, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, prepare to begin the swim portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon is tethered to Gaynor so that she can be guided through the swim portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (left, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, prepare to begin the swim portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon is tethered to Gaynor so that she can be guided through the swim portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (back, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, competes in the swim portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon is tethered to her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, so that she can be guided through the swim portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (back, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, competes in the swim portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon is tethered to her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, so that she can be guided through the swim portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (center, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is guided out of the water after the swim portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships by her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (center, in green cap), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is guided out of the water after the swim portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships by her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, competes in the biking portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships with her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue,  on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, competes in the biking portion of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships with her guide Caroline Gaynor, co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, crosses the finish line of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships with her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue,   on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon came in third place in her division, PT5, for blind female athletes. This was Dixon's first international competition. Dixon is tethered to Gaynor so that she can be guided through the running portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, crosses the finish line of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships with her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon came in third place in her division, PT5, for blind female athletes. This was Dixon's first international competition. Dixon is tethered to Gaynor so that she can be guided through the running portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, crosses the finish line of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships with her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue,   on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon came in third place in her division, PT5, for blind female athletes. This was Dixon's first international competition. Dixon is tethered to Gaynor so that she can be guided through the running portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, crosses the finish line of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships with her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon came in third place in her division, PT5, for blind female athletes. This was Dixon's first international competition. Dixon is tethered to Gaynor so that she can be guided through the running portion of the competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, hugs her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue,  after crossing the finish line of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon came in third place in her division, PT5, for blind female athletes. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, hugs her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, after crossing the finish line of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon came in third place in her division, PT5, for blind female athletes. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is reunited with her guide dog Elvis after crossing the finish line of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon came in third place in her division, PT5, for blind female athletes. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is reunited with her guide dog Elvis after crossing the finish line of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon came in third place in her division, PT5, for blind female athletes. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is awarded the bronze medal at the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. At left is her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is awarded the bronze medal at the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. At left is her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is awarded the bronze medal at the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. At left is her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon, a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is awarded the bronze medal at the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. At left is her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is awarded the bronze medal at the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. At left is her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (right), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, is awarded the bronze medal at the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. At left is her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue. This was Dixon's first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (left), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, hugs her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, after being awarded the bronze medal at the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon came in third place in her division, PT5, for blind female athletes. This was her first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (left), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, hugs her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, after being awarded the bronze medal at the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. Dixon came in third place in her division, PT5, for blind female athletes. This was her first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (left), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, pose after winning third place in Dixon's division of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. This was her first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (left), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, pose after winning third place in Dixon's division of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. This was her first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)

 Amy Dixon (left), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, pose after winning third place in Dixon's division of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. This was her first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)
       
     

Amy Dixon (left), a visually impaired sommelier and triathlete, and her guide Caroline Gaynor (left), co-triathlon director at Team Red, White & Blue, pose after winning third place in Dixon's division of the 2014 Dallas Panamerican Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Triathlon Pan American Championships on June 1, 2014 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX. This was her first international competition. (Photo by Kate Lord)