24 August - 5 September

Paratriathlon returns to the Paralympic Games for the second time having made its debut in Rio five years ago. Four men's and women's classifications will be raced in Tokyo, with PTWC, PTVI and PTS5 for both men and women, and men's PTS4 and women's PTS2 action taking place. ParalympicsGB came away from Rio with four medals and won seven at the test event in Tokyo in 2019. As in 2019, paratriathletes will compete over a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run as they battle it out for Paralympic gold.

Paralympic Team

The eight athletes and three guides heading to Tokyo for the Paralympic Games include medallists from Rio and athletes making their debut in the sport at the Games and some for whom this is their first experience of the Paralympics.

Alison Peasgood

Alison raced alongside her guide Hazel Smith as she brought home the silver medal from Rio in 2016. In Tokyo, Alison will race alongside Nikki Bartlett.

Paralympic record: silver in Rio
Home town: Dunfermline
Classification: PTVI
Favourite discipline: bike, nothing beats going fast on a tandem
Sporting hero: I don't have a particular individual
Paralympic memory: my first real memory is of the Sydney Olympics, but it was watching the reaction and support of the 2012 Paralympics that motivated me to get back into para sport

Nikki Bartlett

Nikki is a professional IRONMAN athlete in her own right and first guided for Alison in 2019 where they won gold.

Paralympic record: debut
Home town: Cheltenham
Guide for: Alison Peasgood
Favourite discipline: run
Sporting hero: Non sporting, but my parents. Always taught me to love life, treat others well, work hard and don’t take life too seriously
Paralympic/Olympic memory: Watching Vicky win bronze in Rio. I used to run with her in Cheltenham and knew that she would be at the Olympics one day

Melissa Reid

Melissa made her Paralympic debut in Rio where she won bronze alongside guide Nicole Walters. In Tokyo, Melissa will race alongside Hazel Macleod.

Paralympic record: bronze in Rio
Home town: Truro
Classification: PTVI
Favourite discipline: the swim, especially if it's choppy
Sporting hero: I don't have a specific hero
Paralympic memory: Being part of the Paralympic Inspiration event at London 2012

Hazel Macleod

Tokyo will be Hazel's second Games as a guide having supported Alison Peasgood to silver in Rio.

Paralympic record: silver in Rio as guide for Alison Peasgood
Home town:
Guide for: Melissa Reid
Favourite discipline: bike
Sporting hero: I find the whole team and support team around paratri an inspiration
Paralympic memory: as a kid watching the mens 4- take gold in Sydney having rowed as a kid as well it was pretty special


Fran Brown

In 2019, Fran became PTS2 world champion in Lausanne, with Tokyo marking her debut at the Paralympic Games.

Paralympic record: debut
Home town: London
Classification: PTS2
Favourite discipline: the bike
Sporting hero: Emma Pooley, for proving short people can ride bikes fast
Paralympic memory: Nicole Cooke winning gold at the women's road race in Beijing

Lauren Steadman

Lauren competed in two Paralympics as a swimmer before making her paratriathlon Games debut in Rio where she won silver.

Paralympic record: silver in Rio
Home town: Peterborough
Classification: PTS5
Favourite discipline: bike
Sporting hero: Dame Kelly Holmes
Paralympic memory: watching Andy Lewis win gold in Rio


Claire Cashmore

Claire is a four-time Paralympian and seven-time Paralympic medallist in swimming, with Tokyo being her first Games as a paratriathlete.

Paralympic record: swimming - 4x bronze, 2x silver, 1x gold
Home town: Kidderminster
Classification: PTS5
Favourite discipline: bike
Sporting hero: Too many to choose from
Paralympic memory: watching Liz Johnson (good friend) win gold in 2008 was pretty special

Dave Ellis

Dave raced in Beijing in 2008 as a swimmer and will be making his paratriathlon Games debut in Tokyo where he will be racing alongside Luke Pollard.

Paralympic record: Swimming in Beijing
Home town: Derby
Classification:  PTVI
Favourite discipline: run
Sporting hero: Ian Thorpe
Paralympic memory: Claire Cashmore (Dave's partner)'s gold medal in Rio


Luke Pollard

Luke first became a guide through the Guides for Gold programme in 2018 and first raced alongside Dave in 2019.

Paralympic record: debut
Home town: Telford
Guide for: Dave Ellis
Favourite discipline: bike
Sporting hero: Wout van Aert. People doubted he would amount to anything on the road and he's proved them wrong with incredible results
Paralympic memory: London 2012, an incredible medal haul on home turf

Michael Taylor

Tokyo will be Michael's first Paralympic Games appearance. He joined the paratriathlon programme in 2017 as part of the Tri4Tokyo initiative.

Paralympic record: debut
Home town: Barnstaple
Classification: PTS4
Favourite discipline: swim
Sporting hero: Michael Phelps
Paralympic memory: Jonnie peacock taking gold in London 2012



George Peasgood

George finished in seventh place in Rio and will be representing ParalympicsGB in paratriathlon and para-cycling in Tokyo.

Paralympic record: 7th in Rio
Home town: Debden Green
Classification: PTS5
Favourite discipline: run
Sporting hero: I don't really have one but someone I have particularly admired is Jodie Stimpson
Paralympic/Olympic memory: Alistair Brownlee defending his Olympic title in Rio

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