My name is Anthony Zahn. I have been racing bikes since 1990 and owned a bike shop from 1997 until 2011. I have been racing internationally with the U.S. Paralympic Team since 2007.
I have a condition called Charcot Marrie Tooth disease. It is a genetic, degenerative, peripheral neuropathy. My hands don’t work so well and my aerodynamic ankles are pretty unstable so I trip a lot. As the classifiers put it, since I have no discernible strength in my feet, ankles, calves or hands, I’m a quadriplegic – a high functioning quad, but still a quadriplegic.