GB paratriathletes on the starting grid for Detroit ITU World Paratriathlon Event
The Detroit round of the ITU World Paratriathlon Series takes place this Sunday (16 August), with five Brits heading out to Motor City to win valuable ranking points before the ITU World Championships.
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Andy Lewis follows on from his medal-winning performance at the Rio Test Event earlier this month by racing this weekend. Former footballer Ryan Taylor joins him in the PT2 event.
George Peasgood and Stefan Hoggan line up in the men’s PT4 event, and Clare Cunningham goes in the women’s PT4. The race will be held over sprint distance (750m swim/20km bike/5km run).
Detroit marks the final World Paratriathlon Series event before the World Championships in Chicago next month (15-19 September). Brits feature highly in the 2015 points race, with Phil Hogg (PT1), Lauren Steadman (PT4) and Alison Patrick (PT5) all leading their respective categories.
Paratriathlon will make its Olympic debut next year in Brazil, with six medal events confirmed for Rio 2016:
Men’s paratriathlon medal events
– PT1 (wheelchair users)
– PT2 (athletes with comparable activity limitation and an impairment of, but not limited to, limb deficiency, hypertonia, ataxia and or athetosis, impaired muscle power or range of movement)
– PT4 (as above, with less severe impairment)
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