Andy Potts

Since turning professional in 2003, Andy has established himself as one of the most versatile and dominant triathletes in the world. Along the way, he has racked up race wins in every distance, became an Ironman 70.3 World Champion, Olympian(2004-Athens) and Ironman Champion.

Typically, you will see Andy emerge from the swim in first place and rightfully so; Andy made a name for himself early in his sporting career as a swimmer. He was a 6-time NCAA All-American at the University of Michigan and a former USA Swimming National Team Member.

Andy’s transition to triathlon success is a combination of hard work, dedication and a desire to make his wife, his kids and himself proud. Andy prides himself on being a good role model for his family and working effortlessly to be the best father, husband and triathletes he can be.

When I’m not training or competing, I love to: Read and hang with my family

Something that very few people know about me is: I’m allergic to mustard

A good title for my autobiography would be: Push

What first inspired you to push your potential? Watching the Olympics in 1988

My favorite athletic moment or achievement to date is: Becoming an Olympian and emailing my mom on Mother’s Day to tell her that her son qualified for the Olympic Games

The worst moment I’ve ever experienced in a race is: Missing the Olympic team in 2008

One thing I hope to achieve this year is: To be tackled by my family after I just finished a race which I just won

The event on my bucket list is: NYC Marathon with my wife

My pre-race superstition is: No superstitions, just muffins!

Nathan helps me run stronger and run longer by: Keeping me hydrated and therefore mentally engaged.


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