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Twitter: @amyveetee

Instagram: @amyvantassel

Nationality: USA

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

First Race: Vermont Sun Triathlon (Athena category)

Favorite distance: full iron-distance or ultra

Career highlight: 7th female, Ironman France

Nickname: VT

Favorite race: Kona Underpants Run

Favorite place to train: Nike World Headquarters

What I dread about race day: absolutely everything leading up to T2

If I was a cartoon character I would be: Dory

If I could have lunch with anyone it would be: my mom


My hero is: Chris Bagg

Favorite food: ice cream

Strangest thing I've ever eaten: only half a pint of Ben & Jerry's

If I won the lottery: Chamonix, France

Funniest incident in my life: my dad taking me and my three brothers quadruple-water-skiing 

Five things I would need to survive, if left alone on a deserted island: a cow, an ice cream maker, a maple tree with a syrup tap, a mango tree, all the New Yorkers ever printed

Additional Thoughts: I got to tour the Rolf Prima offices and factory!  So cool. The standards of excellence, quality, innovation and precision that inform the manufacturing of each and every wheel are so clear, and now I'm especially proud to ride 'em. Oh, and the peeps who work there are pretty cool, too. 

Amy and Chris Bagg stopped by Rolf Prima to answer some burning questions about being triathletes and what that means to them.