British Triathlon is funded by The National Lottery through UK Sport, the nation’s high performance sports agency. To date, National Lottery players have helped to raise over £39 billion for Good Causes including Olympic and Paralympic sport. UK Sport strategically invests National Lottery funding to deliver medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of their World Class Programme.
The aim of the World Class Programme is to support athletes at Podium level and Podium Potential level and through the programme, UK Sport and British Triathlon work together to deliver an array of world class services to those athletes who have realistic medal winning capablities at the next or subsequent Olympic and Paralympic games. The services British Triathlon provide include coaching, training and competition support.
Triathlon made its debut at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, with brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee winning gold and bronze at London 2012, following this up with a gold and silver at Rio 2016. Vicky Holland won bronze in the women's triathlon at Rio 2016.
Para-triathlon mades it debut at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
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