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TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"

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georgiapeach:
Amy and Daniel

     

Name: Amy Purdy (Amy is a double amputee)
Age: 32
Hometown: Summit County, Co.
Connection to your teammate: Dating
Current occupation: Motivational Speaker/Snowboarder
Describe what you do: I co-founded an action sports organization called Adaptive Action Sports with Daniel for people with physical disabilities. Iím a competitive snowboarder and recently have taken on a career as a motivational speaker.
Favorite hobbies: Snowboarding, road trips with Daniel and camping with friends.
3 words to describe you: Motivated, fun and adventurous. 
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Learning to walk again comfortably!! It was not an easy feat but now I donít think twice. Everything else is just a bonus!
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Amelia Earhart because she was strong, adventurous and took risks.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Daniel has had random people confuse him with pro FMX race Todd Potter. I think he looks like him too but Danielís cuter. Really, Daniel has a heart and personality all his own.
What scares you most about traveling? Being so far away from home and something happens to me or a family member and we canít reach each other in time. 
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing all the world has to offer, experiencing other cultures and having stories to tell!
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Communication is our biggest challenge at times. If we argue, sometimes it can be about how we are arguing instead of the actual problem.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He likes to walk around the house wearing one sock on his foot and one sock off! I donít know why he does it but he seems to love it and it always makes me laugh.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? There are so many! Japan, Nepal, Austria. All have amazing cultures and I would love to snowboard in Japan!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Our work with our organization can take over at times. I think The Race will give us the opportunity for just the two of us to work together outside of the organization and it may even give us the opportunity to communicate and support each other better! 


Name: Daniel Gale
Age: 36
Hometown: Summit County, Co.
Connection to your teammate: Dating
Current occupation: Executive Director of our Adaptive Action Sports Organization
Describe what you do: I fundraise, event coordinate, coach and instruct for adaptive action sports.
Favorite hobbies: Snowboarding, skateboarding and photography.
3 words to describe you: Fun, creative and giving. 
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Creating our Adaptive Action Sports organization.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Cheech Marin mixed with a shorter version of Hugh Jackman.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Amy P. reminds me of Amy P. She is famous in her own right
What scares you most about traveling? Language barriers.
What excites you most about traveling? Stepping out of the box, learning new cultures and meeting new people.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Managing time and money.
Pet peeve about your teammate: She made her legs taller so now she is taller than me
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Africa, Thailand, Greece and Japan. I want to witness their unique cultures.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)?  It will truly give us a chance to experience each other completely and hopefully learn how to communicate and how to support one another better.



Photo Credit: Chris Lipson

georgiapeach:
 :hearts:  to WP for the help!
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/v/yL-kZzDW-Ns?version=3&hl

theschnauzers:
ESPN is also describing both of them as "snowboarders," and that Dan is involved with the organization of the X Games (aired coincidentially on ESPN)

http://espn.go.com/action/snowboarding/story/_/id/8315066/snowboarders-amy-purdy-dan-gale-compete-amazing-race

Magnus:
She chose to make herself taller? That's hilarious! :lol:

BlooperGuy:
She sort of reminds me of Kendra.  :lol:

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