Birthdate: Dec. 28, 1976
Nationality: Proud American
Hometown: Princeton, N.J.
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Team: TYR, ASICS, Kestrel, Nathan, Toyota, PowerBar, Shimano, CEP, All3Sports, Rudy Project, ISM
Coach: Mike Doane
Year Turned Pro: 2003
- Olympian (2004 Athens Olympics)
- Life Time Fitness Toyota Cup Champion (2011)
- 1st, Ironman Couer d'Alene (2010)
- 1st, Ironman Cozumel (2010)
- 1st, Ironman 70.3 World Championship (2007)
- National Champion in two different sports
- Four-time USA Triathlete of the Year
Before I was a professional triathlete, I was …. in sales for a payroll company.
Describe your introduction to triathlon: It was a crash course with a steep learning curve. I did my very first triathlon in June of 2002 and by March of 2003 I was on the podium as a professional.
Who has influenced your triathlon career the most/and how? My wife. She and I had a conversation at the beginning of my career and we decided to live life on our terms. She is a cancer survivor who gives me the drive and courage to follow my dreams.
Which event do you most look forward to each year and why? Escape from Alcatraz. It is my favorite race on the triathlon calendar because it combines an almost equal part of swimming, biking, and running along with the element of the extreme.
What do you consider your biggest accomplishment as a triathlete? Making the Olympic Games after only 18 months in the sport.
Training partners: My teammates at CSST (Colorado Springs Swim Team).
More Info: http://www.andypottsracing.com
Image by: Nils Nilsen