Josie Fouts is a two-time National Paralympics Road and Track Cycling Champion with plans to compete at the 2021 Games in Tokyo. She’s also working to make mountain biking a Paralympic sport and stars in a new short film called Go Josie.
In this episode, we ask Josie:
- Have you found being stubborn is a strength? Does it ever get you in trouble?
- Are you able to use your formal education in nutrition and nutritional immunology as a part of your own training?
- What is the level of competition like at the US National Paralympics? Were you surprised the first time you competed?
- How difficult is it to find off-the-shelf products that work for para athletes? Have you found gear manufacturers are willing to work with you to find solutions?
- What’s it been like working with a gear sponsor like Swiftwick?
- Are there things the bike industry could be doing to make equipment more para-friendly?
- Why do you think mountain biking is not a part of the Paralympics?
- What do you do to keep your workouts interesting? Is training fun for you?
- Were there any surprises on the first bikepacking trip you recently completed?
- Are there other challenges you’ve set for yourself this year in addition to competing in Tokyo?
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