Andy Lewis and Melissa Reid take paratriathlon bronze in Madrid

British paratriathletes Andy Lewis and Melissa Reid both picked up bronze medals at the Madrid ITU World Paratriathlon Event yesterday (Sunday 10 May), while teammate Joe Townsend just missed out by finishing fourth.


Lewis, who is a single leg amputee, had arguably the best race of his career in the PT2 classification (definitions below). Competing in a highly competitive event, he was beaten by the reigning world and European champion, Vasily Egorov (RUS) and Italy’s former world and European champion, Michele Ferrarin.

Reid won bronze in the PT5 classification for visually impaired athletes. She and her guide, Mel King, finished third behind local favourite, Susana Rodriguez (ESP) and Joleen Hakker (NED).