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Triathlon


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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Saskatchewan Triathlon Association Corporation
(306) 519-1822
info@triathlonsaskatchewan.org
www.triathlongsaskatchewan.org

The Parasport program is made possible through the financial contributions from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation and is administered through Sask Sport Inc.