Aaron Scheidies has overcome and conquered more obstacles than most people do in a lifetime. Aaron was diagnosed with a hereditary eye condition in the second grade that caused the slow deterioration of his central vision. In his teen years, he discovered the sport of triathlon. With only 10% vision of a fully sighted person, Aaron has become an 7-time ITU Paratriathlon World Champion and 4-time Iron Man 70.3 World Champion. When he is not training or competing, Aaron utilizes his Doctorate of Physical Therapy to work as a therapist at InfinityRehab. He continues to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds through his passion and positivity.
The moment I am most proud of is when I broke the 2-hour mark for the Olympic Distance Triathlon, a feat that no other athlete with a disability has ever done. I have since lowered my time to 1:57:26 and my goal is to always beat as many fully-sighted pros as I can. #BreakingDownBarriers
I have a strong passion for helping the blind/visually impaired community, in particular to educate society about how we live life and the capacity to which we can contribute to society. I am strongly connected with the United States Association for Blind Athletes (USABA) as well as the Delta Gamma sorority who’s main philanthropy is Service for Sight. I am very much a person that likes to be involved in the community and help others.
Aaron by the Numbers
ITU Paratriathlon World Champion
USAT Paratriathlon National Champion
Dog Named Retina