Good news for all the UK paratriathletes out there – a new mass-participation event series has been created specifically for you, offering five different distances and landing first at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic rowing venue Dorney Lake on Sunday 9 August 2015.
Recruited to help the launch were Olympic sprinter and TV personality Iwan Thomas, Lance Corporal Derek Derenalagi and Paralympian and founder Sophia Warner (pictured below). Warner says that she was inspired to create the series after racing the London Triathlon and finding it daunting to enter an able-bodied event – even as an elite athlete.
“Disability sport falls into two main categories: rehabilitation and elite – with very few opportunities for the majority in between,” she added. “Para Tri is the realisation of a long-held dream to create a series of dedicated events that anyone with a disability can enter.”