Get set for the Paralympic Games with Melissa Reid and Hazel Macleod

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Tuesday 24 August marks the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, with Britain’s paratriathletes getting set to compete on Friday and Saturday nights from 10:30pm UK-time.

Prior to arriving in Tokyo, the paratriathlon team spent time in Miyazaki to add some final touches to their preparation and training before flying to the Japanese capital.

With the opportunity to complete swim, bike and run training, the holding camp provided the likes of Melissa Reid (PTVI) and her guide Hazel Macleod the chance to hone their skills in the build up to their race.

Reid is a bronze medallist from Rio, whilst Macleod guided Alison Peasgood to silver five years ago. With both having previous experience of the Paralympics and all set to compete together this time around, hear what they had to say about what they got up to in Miyazaki and how they’re feeling ahead of competition.

Reid and Macleod will be racing early on Saturday morning at 00:31 BST in the female PTVI race. Also taking part in the race will be Peasgood and her guide Nikki Bartlett whilst, just a minute before, Dave Ellis will set off with guide Luke Pollard in the male PTVI race.

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