Paratriathlon

Paratriathlon

What is Paratriathlon?
Paratriathlon is an adaptation of triathlon for athletes with a physical disability or impairment. The sport is governed by the International Triathlon Union, and was first held as a Paralympic event at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sport is made of three disciplines; swimming, cycling and running. There are various distances on offer for individuals to enter but the most common Paratriathlon distance is a sprint; 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run.

How I can get involved in Paratriathlon?
There are six classification divisions for Paratriathlon. For those who are blind or partially sighted, they would be classified as a PTVI triathlete. This classification requires an individual to be paired with a guide throughout the race. This would mean in the swim section they would be tethered together by the thigh, to use a tandem bike for the bike section of the triathlon and a tethered run attached to the wrist to finish.

Where can I get involved in paratriathlon?
View our VI Activity Finder to find out where you can get involved in Paratriathlon.

Do you want a challenge? Visit the superhero series event page to find out when the next triathlon event http://superheroseries.co.uk/

Further Information
For more information, visit the British Triathlon website: www.britishtriathlon.org/paratriathlon

Alternatively email alasdairdonaldson@britishtriathlon.org or info@britishblindsport.org.uk