Black Heels and Tractor Wheels Podcasts are a Rural Women NZ initiative in which they share stories from a range of women around New Zealand.
Today we are speaking to the incredible, ‘limb-it-less’ Shaz Dagg. She is New Zealand’s first elite para-triathlete and Parafed Manawatū’s sport development adviser. In 2016, Shaz’s left arm was crushed by a gate while she was working on a goat farm.
After multiple complications, and nine surgeries, the arm was amputated above her elbow. Prior to her farm accident, Shaz represented New Zealand at the 2014 ITU world duathlon championships in Spain and raced in a number of Ironman events.
She also competed as an age-grade triathlete and decided to come back to the sport after her accident.By 2018 she had qualified to represent New Zealand at the triathlon world champs on the Gold Coast, becoming the country’s first Para triathlete.
In 2021 Shaz was the first ever female amputee to complete the Coast – to Coast. If you enjoyed this episode, feel free to visit our Instagram, Facebook, and website, or even become a member! www.ruralwomennz.nz