Sports Summary

Para-triathlon was added to the Paralympic Program in 2010 by the International Paralympic Committee. The sport will make its first appearance at the Paralympic Games at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

Para-triathlon is a multidisciplinary endurance sport that challenges athletes to a continuous race over three disciplines: 750m of swimming, followed by 20km of cycling and 5km of running. The sport is designed to embrace as many athletes as possible, while testing a variety of key skills. Competition categories are based on types of impairment. Depending on the category, an athlete may use a handcycle, tandem bicycle or bicycle on the bike course, while wheelchairs are permitted on the run portion.

Links
Triathlon Australia
International Triathlon Union
International Paralympic Committee

 

Events & Disciplines

Paratriathlon events are for athletes with physical and visual impairments.
Sprint Distance Triathlon – 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run.

Classification

Who is eligible for Para-triathlon? Athletes with a physical impairment or vision impairment.

What are the classes? Athletes are classified into classes depending on their functional ability. There areĀ 5 classes for Para-triathlon.

Athletes with a physical impairment: PT 1-4
Athletes with a vision impairment: PT 5

Classification Masterlist: Triathlon Australia manages the National Para-triathlon Classification Masterlist. This list includes athletes who have been classified as per ITU Classification Rules or APC Classification Policy.

Rules & Equipment

Rules and equipment for athletes depend on their classification. Rules and regulations are available at: www.triathlon.org/paratriathlon/

Nic Beveridge

Nic Beveridge

Triathlon

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Bill Chaffey

Bill Chaffey

Triathlon

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Kate Doughty

Kate Doughty

Triathlon

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Brant Garvey

Brant Garvey

Triathlon

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Michellie Jones

Michellie Jones

Triathlon

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Katie Kelly

Katie Kelly

Triathlon

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Claire McLean

Claire McLean

Triathlon

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Meet the 2016 Paralympic triathlon Team

For further information about this sport and how to get involved please contact the National or your State Federation below

Triathlon Australia
triathlon.org.au

Triathlon Australia Capital Territory
triathlon.org.au

Triathlon New South Wales
triathlon.org.au

Triathlon Northern Territory
triathlon.org.au

Triathlon Queenslands
triathlonqld.com.au

Triathlon South Australia
triathlon.org.au

Triathlon Tasmania
triathlontasmania.org

Triathlon Victoria
triathlon.org.au

Triathlon Western Australia
triwa.org.au