Name: Elizabeth Baker
Sport: Paratriathlon
Classification: PT5
Birthdate: March 19, 1974
Hometown: Roswell, Ga.
Current Residence: Signal Mountain, Tenn.
College: University of Georgia '96; Medical College of Georgia '01 (Masters of Physical Therapy)

Career Highlights
2018 Sarasota-Bradenton ITU Paratriathlon World Cup Champion
2018 ITU World Paratriathlon Yokohama silver medalist
2018 ITU World Paratriathlon Edmonton silver medalist
2017 USA Paratriathlon National Champion
2017 ITU World Paratriathlon Edmonton gold medalist
2017 ITU World Paratriathlon Gold Coast gold medalist
2016 U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team Member, 4th
2016 Penrith ITU World Paratriathlon Event Champion
2016 Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Champion
Runner-up at the 2016 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Event, 2015 Detroit ITU World Paratriathlon Event and 2015 USA Paratriathlon National Championships
2015 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships Open Division Champion

Elite Triathlon Career

2018: Grabbed a silver medal at the CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships Sarasota-Bradenton on March 10 • Earned silver at the ITU World Paratriathlon Series Yokohama on May 12 • Collected another silver medal at the ITU World Paratriathlon Series Edmonton on July 27 • Placed 5th at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, on Sept. 15 • Capped her season with a win on Oct. 14 at the Sarasota-Bradenton ITU Paratriathlon World Cup, held in a duathlon format

2017: Won gold medals at ITU World Paratriathlon Series races in Gold Coast, Australia, on April 8, and Edmonton, Alberta, on July 28 • Collected a national title at the USA Triathlon Paratriathlon National Championships in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, on June 25 • Won the women’s PTVI division at the Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships on March 11

2016: Took fourth place in the women's PT5 division at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Sept. 11 • Earned silver at the Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Event on May 14 • Won gold at the Penrith ITU World Paratriathlon Event on April 24 • Started her season with a win at the Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships on March 13

2015: Won the Open Division at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Chicago on Sept. 15 • Won silver at the Detroit ITU World Paratriathlon Event on Aug. 16 • Was the runner-up at the USA Paratriathlon National Championships on May 25

Personal
Married to Brian Baker • Has two children, Andrew and Eliza • Was diagnosed with Stargardt's disease, a juvenile form of macular degeneration, at age 16, which led to the loss of her vision • Has worked as a physical therapist • Crashed three times in her first-ever triathlon in 2003, which was a sprint race • Completed her first IRONMAN at the age of 40, finishing in 11:43:40 to win her division