Para-triathlon made its first appearance at the Paralympic Games at the 2016 Rio Games.
Para-triathlon is open to athletes with a physical or vision impairment. In Para-triathlon, athletes race over three disciplines: 750 metres of swimming, followed by 20 kilometres of cycling and 5 kilometres of running. Depending on an athlete’s classification, she or he may use a handcycle and a track chair, a tandem bike and sighted guide or standard equipment. Some athletes may require the use of leg or arm prostheses, however adaptive equipment is not permitted during the swim.
For more information on Para-triathlon Eligibility and How to Get Involved please see the Para-triathlon Information Sheet (PDF – 102KB) – updated August 2021.