ITU is pleased to announce the 2017 paratriathlon classification opportunities for athletes at several ITU paratriathlon events. Please note that all athletes will need to undergo classification except for those in the PTVI class (former PT5). Paratriathlon will now offer six sport classes, as opposed to five. Furthermore, the former PT1 class split…

The opportunity to officiate with other technical officials from all over the world at a prestigious event like the Paralympic games was something to look forward to and when I got the confirmation that I had been selected it was still more than six months before the games started. As time went on I received…

The time has finally come for paratriathlon to debut at the Paralympics! The men will race on Saturday beginning at 10am, followed by the women beginning at 10am BRT on Sunday. Schedule: Men, Saturday September 10 PT4 – 10am PT2 – 10:03am PT1 – 11:20am Women, Sunday September 11 PT4 – 10am PT2 – 10:03am…

THREE years ago Stan Andrews weighed 101kg, smoked and drank. On Sunday the 37-year-old stormed home first in the paratriathlete race at the Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town. And soon he will be representing South Africa in triathlons in Spain, Scotland and France, after which he hopes to have qualified for the Paralympics in Brazil…

David Jones used to be a runner, but fast forward three years and the visually-impaired computer programmer from Cape Town is ranked eighth on the International Triathlon Union’s Paratriathlon Points List.  Part of that journey includes taking part in the Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town in 2016.   Jones participated in the Discovery World Triathlon…

The links to 2016 Para Tri photo albums for the 2016 Buffalo City ATU Triathlon African Cup Buffalo city, East London of 20 March are now available. Please find the links to the photos below: Album 1 : https://picasaweb.google.com/101932750065726073391/Album1ITUParatriathlon201602 Album 2 : https://picasaweb.google.com/101932750065726073391/Album2ITUParatriathlon2016 Athletes can order photos by e-mailing Dean Venish on deanvenish@gmail.com or deanvenish@icloud.com

South Africa’s Para Triathletes did us proud in the first event in the 2016 WPE season in Buffalo City over the past weekend. Click here to read more on the highlights of the 2016 Buffalo City ITU World Paratriathlon event and find SA Para Triathlon results below.   MEN’S PT1 5    Anton Swanepoel 01:17:33 MEN’S PT3…

The 2016 ITU World Paratriathlon Event (WPE) season officially kicks off this weekend with the 2016 Buffalo City ITU World Paratriathlon Event. The race continues the battle to earn qualification points for the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games this summer. Paratriathlon will officially make its Paralympic debut with the women’s PT2, PT4 and PT5 sport…

The ATU Paratriathlon event kicked off early Saturday morning.  Anton Swanepoel, Dylan da Silva, Stan Andrews, David Jones and Catherine van Staden managed wins in their respective categories. Rinus Strubel posted a lovely album of the para-triathlon event on facebook. Stroebel: “Since 2015 I have had the privilege to gain some level of understanding of…

The ATU Para tri African championship race will kick off on Saturday, 12 March, at 08h45 at Maselspoort (Bloemfontein). South Africa has 11 paratriathletes to participate in this event. The athletes to participate in this event are listed below as per category of competition.   Men’s PT1  Anton Swanepoel Men’s PT3 Sebastian Crawford Dylan Da Silva…

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