Liverpool Tri to host British Paratriathlon Championships

It will be the GB’s Paralympic triathlon team’s final racing opportunity ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games, taking place in Rio in September.  In addition there will be competitors looking to qualify for the 2017 ETU Paratriathlon European Championships in Kitzbuhuel, Austria will have the chance to add points to their tally.


“The British Paratriathlon Championships arrive at a fitting point in the 2016 calendar. With a month to go until the sport makes its debut at the Rio Paralympics, athletes will be looking to make their final preparations ahead of the Games and get race-ready on home soil,” said Jonathan Riall, British Paratriathlon Head Coach.

The paratriathletes will be competing over the sprint distance, a swim of 750m, cycle 20km using hand cycles, bicycles or tandem bicycles with a guide, and a 5km wheelchair or running race. Athletes compete in six categories according to the nature of their physical ability.