Best of 2018: Most Inspirational31 Jan, 2019
Best of 2018: Top Paratriathlete30 Jan, 2019
Paratriathlon confirmed in programme for Paris 2024 Paralympic Games25 Jan, 2019
Montreal to host World Paratriathlon Series in 201920 Dec, 2018
Your video is loading. If the video fails to load please upgrade your Flash player
Paratriathlon Explained: Rio 2016
ITU has committed to support the development of paratriathlon for over 15 years. There are currently five sport classes for athletes with an impairment to compete in over the sprint paratriathlon distance of 750m swim, 20km bike (hand bike/tandem), 5km run (racing wheelchair) at all ITU Paratriathlon sanctioned events each year.
Paratriathlon has been accepted for inclusion for the IPC’s 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Below are 10 reasons why Paratriathlon fits within the Paralympic movement:
- Paratriathlon offers a unique and inclusive global opportunity for athletes with the recognized types of impairments to perform at elite levels in a modern, exciting and dynamic sport.
- It is close to the environment, universally attractive (www.facebook.com/worldtriathlon ) and understandable to spectators and media alike.
- Paratriathlon is accessible, equitable, viable, sustainable and well balanced in every way imaginable, incorporating, in its subdisciplines, three of the most prolific and recognisable medal sports in the history of the Paralympic Games.
- The International Triathlon Union has, since inauguration, actively demonstrated its readiness to develop and evolve, and has encouraged athletes to achieve much more than just their individual sporting goals, whatever they may be.
- Triathlon is a rare sport in which able-bodied athletes compete, side-by-side, with disabled athletes at both the national and international levels.
- While paratriathlon has the potential to be the fastest growing sport in the Paralympic Movement, in that process we are accomplishing something that goes well beyond the expansion of Para-sport: we are helping to create inspirational role models for the world.
- Ethical governance, fair play and mutual respect belong to the ethos of our organisation.
- ITU has long upheld the principles of equality of opportunity, recognition and reward to create uplifting, motivational and life changing experiences for all who compete in our sport.
- The triathlon world is inspired by IPC’s invitation to live and breathe all of the Paralympic Programme Guiding Principles.
- ITU therefore aspires, on behalf of our charismatic international paratriathletes of today and tomorrow, to be selected as a programme sport in the Paralympic Games.
The goals of the ITU Paratriathlon Committee are:
- To oversee the development of paratriathlon within the triathlon community by growing participation at all levels, building a pathway to, developing, elite performance, evolving events and building profile.
- To upholding ethical principles and fair play at all times including moving towards evidence based assessment of Classification.
- To work with the IPC in preparation for the debut of Paratriathlon in the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, and to foster the growth of Paratriathlon as it becomes an integral and contributing part of the Paralympic movement.
ITU is pleased to announce that the Executive Board and the International Paralympic Committee have approved...Nov 28, 2018
After an injury-hit year, Finland’s Liisa Lilja is aiming to end 2018 on a high at the Madeira Paratriathlon...Oct 26, 2018
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games today unveiled the competition schedule by...Oct 19, 2018
In the seventh ITU Paratriathlon World Cup of the season, elites lined up in Sarasota-Bradenton to race a...Oct 14, 2018
Just days ahead of the 13th race on the ITU World Cup tour, elites from across the globe began prepping to...Oct 11, 2018
In early April of 2017, Australian triathlete Lauren Parker felt at the peak of her career. After finishing...Sep 28, 2018
Thousands of athletes descended on the Gold Coast of Australia to compete against the world’s best triathletes...Sep 18, 2018
Saturday morning saw the 2018 ITU Elite Paratriathlon World Champions crowned in Australia’s Gold Coast, with...Sep 14, 2018
Saturday morning at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final will see a full schedule of Paratriathlon events...Sep 12, 2018
Following the ITU Executive Board meeting and annual ITU Congress held in the Gold Coast, the International...Sep 12, 2018
2017 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships15 Sep, 2017
ITU World Paratriathlon Series Yokohama 201713 May, 2017
2017 Gold Coast ITU World Paratriathlon Series08 Apr, 2017
ITU Rotterdam Grand Final 2017 Promo23 Dec, 2016