Paratriathlon at the Summer Paralympics

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Paratriathlon at the Summer Paralympics
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Governing body ITU
Events 6 (men: 3; women: 3)
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Paratriathlon debuted at the 2016 Summer Paralympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[1][2][3]

Paratriathlon is a variant of the triathlon for athletes with a variety of physical disabilities. The sport is governed by the International Triathlon Union (ITU),[4] the Paralympic event is a sprint race consisting of 750 m swimming, 20 km cycling and 5 km running stages.[5] Athletes of both sexes compete in six categories according to the nature of their physical impairments.[6]

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  1. ^ "Paratriathlon added to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games | Triathlon.org – International Triathlon Union". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Paratriathlon". Rio 2016. 1989-08-06. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Rio ready to emulate London". Sport24.co.za. 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  4. ^ "Para-Triathlon | IPC". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  5. ^ "Para-Triathlon | IPC". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  6. ^ "Paratriathlon – Triathlon.org – The Official Triathlon Resource". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 2012-06-19.