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Toyota Development Team Program

  2021 Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Development Team Program - Guiding Principles, Overview, & Criteria

2020-2021 Toyota U.S. Paralympic Development Team: Athlete Bios  

Eric McElvenny - Male PTS4

  • While serving as a Marine, I lost my leg below the knee during combat operations in Afghanistan. That loss began my journey in to triathlon. My goal was to finish an ironman. The path there served as rehab for the amputation and became a wonderful new hobby and way of life.  I’m not sure if my wife fully agrees with that statement.  I had the privilege of crossing my first ironman finish line at the World Championships in 2013.  I have had the opportunity to finish a total of 8 ironman races.  I have been racing for 6 years. 
  • While training for ironman, I have competed in triathlons of all distances.  I became interested in paratriathlon while watching friends compete and seeing it in the Rio Paralympics. My main goal is to enjoy the sport. A short term goal is a podium this year (2019) at a World Cup.  Goal 2 is to compete and medal at the Paralympics in 2020 and 2024.  A final goal is becoming a World Champion.  My team goal is to add value to USA Triathlon in whatever capacity I can.
  • My wonderful wife, Rachel, and I are raising our 3 children in Pittsburgh, PA.