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Para-triathlon

Para-triathlon will join the Paralympic Games family for the 2016 Rio Games. The three events in para-triathlon are a 750-m swim, 20 kilometre cycle and a five kilometre run. There are five classifications for both men and women. 

As in the Olympic version of the sport, time spent in transition between swimming, cycling and running is included in the total event time.

People with various types of disabilities take part in the sport, including wheelchair users, amputees and visually impaired athletes. They are classified according to their capabilities and may use adapted equipment to assist their movement - for example, paraplegic competitors or wheelchair users may use a manual bicycle called a handcycle, turning the pedals with their hands, for the cycling stage, and compete in the race in a wheelchair.

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Carolyn Murray
Para head coach, Triathlon Canada
info@triathloncanada.ca
(416) 426-7180
Jeff Dunbrack
Manager, High Performance & Game Enhancements
jdunbrack@paralympic.ca
613-569-4333 x250
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