British Triathlon's Paralympic Talent Identification Campaign
Tri4Tokyo is British Triathlon’s Talent Identification programme aimed at finding talented athletes in the next two years who have the potential to become medalists at the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Paralympic Games and beyond.
Paratriathlon made its Paralympic debut in Rio de Janeiro in the summer of 2016. The sport is competed over the Sprint Triathlon distance of:
- 750m Open Water Swim
- 20km Bike
- 5km Run/Push
It is a non-drafting format of the sport.
British Triathlon is running a series of events throguh 2071 and 2018. Each event will look to assess athletes across the range of disciplines. We encourage athletes with an impairment from any sporting background to come along and see if they have the potential to be successful, even if they have no, or limited, experience in at least one of the disciplines. The British team in Rio was made up of athletes who came from a wide variety of sporting backgrounds including swimming, athletics, football, cycling, rugby, surf lifesaving and rowing.
We held Stage 1 in February 2017 and Stage 2 in October 2017, finding a number of athletes who demonstrated the potential to progress and become part of the British Team at the 2020 Paralympic Games, and beyond. These athletes are now training as part of our British Talent Squad, with a number of them having competed in the 2017 British Championships.
Our third and final event of the Tri4Tokyo campaign will take place at Loughborough University on the weekend of 28th and 29th April 2018.
We are looking for athletes who may have the potential to represent the British Team at future international competitions, but we are also interested in engaging with athletes who wish to get more involved in the sport as participants who enjoy the sport of triathlon.
The vast majority of the athletes who won medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games and the 2017 World Paratriathlon Championships came through similar programmes on their pathway to international medal success. Could you be next....
We will also be classifying all athletes at the event.
We would encourage you to apply if you think you might have what it takes. To apply please download our application form here. Applications close on Monday 16th April 2018.
For athletes who want to look at competing in their first paratriathlon events please check out our National Events page.
For any queries in relation to this programme please contact email@example.com
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