Inside Paratri

  • Jade Jones-Hall

    When paratriathlon made its Paralympic debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the wheelchair men raced, but the women did not. With the sport being limited to six classes for its Games bow, the axe had to land somewhere. To retain gender equality, the visually impaired women got the nod at the expense of the men.

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  • George Peasgood

    London’s Hyde Park in 2013, and 17-year-old George Peasgood became the youngest paratriathlete to win a medal on the world stage. True, the sport was also in relative infancy, but for the teenager from Saffron Walden, it was an achievement as solid as the bronze he was handed on the podium.

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  • Joe Townsend

    Joe Townsend lost his legs - and almost his life - to an Improvised Explosive Device in Afghanistan in 2008. You’ll read that in every interview about the burly former Royal Marine Commando because journalists love a good backstory when it comes to Paralympic sport...

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