Elite Events & Qualification Criteria

If you are interested in learning which races are on the ITU paratriathlon calendar for 2018, click here.

You will also learn about how to qualify for these events at the link above.


Elite Training Camps

USA Triathlon's High Performance Department looks to host anywhere from two to four elite High performance training camps annually at either the Colorado Springs or Chula Vista Olympic Training Centers.

To view upcoming camp opportunities, click here.


National Team

Do you think you have what it takes to be a part of the USA Paratriathlon National Team? Click here to learn more information.

You can also see who is currently on the USA Paratriathlon National Team.

 

Development Team

Do you think you have what it takes to be part of the USA Paratriathlon Development Team? This program is intended to serve as the first step in the development pathway. Click here to learn more information. 


ITU World Rankings

To view the current ITU World Rankings and the criteria for Paratriathletes, click here.

ITU Pre Participation Examination (PPE)

Starting in 2018, all athletes competing in ITU competitions in Junior, U23, Elite, and Elite Paratriathlon categories must have completed a pre-competition health screening which includes a questionnaire, a physical examination, and an ECG following the IOC's recommended procedure. Thereafter, all Junior U23, Elite, and Elite Paratriathlon athletes, competing in the ITU Competitions must complete the medical questionnaire, and undergo a medical examination each year, and, in addition, must undergo a resting ECG every two years.

Please click here for the Medical Questionnaire, and click here for the PPE certification. 

The screening takes place in three steps: 

  1. Answer the Medical Questionnaire: this questionnaire is strictly confidential, and must be given to the doctor before the medical examination.
  2. Physical Examination: by the doctor following the IOC recommendations published in the "Lausanne Recommendations" about the Sudden Cardiovascular Death in Sport Consensus.
    • Cardiac auscultation:
      • Rate/rhythm
      • Murmur: systolic/diastolic
      • Systolic click
    • Blood Pressure
    • Radial and Femoral Pulses
    • Marfan stigmata
  3. 12 lead rest electrocardiogram (ECG). Doctor to look for anomalies in rhythm, conduction or repolarization.

Please click here to read further about the PPE. 

Once you have completed your PPE, athletes should:

  1. Retain the original, completed, dated, and signed questionnaire and PPE evaluation for your own records.
  2. Submit only the completed PPE certification to paratriathlon@usatriathlon.org for USAT to keep on file.

Safe Sport Tutorial

Beginning January 1, 2018, athletes who wish to compete in Junior, U23, Elite, and Paratriathlon categories at ITU events are required to complete and pass the USAT Safe Sport tutorial. You can view the instructions on how to complete by clicking here. This tutorial needs to be completed once every two years. Once you have completed the tutorial, please email the completed .pdf certificate to: paratriathlon@usatriathlon.org. Please retain a copy for your own records.

Anti-Doping

All elite paratriathletes should be very knowledgeable about anti-doping rules and regulations. Elite Paratriathletes are currently being tested in competition.

Click here to read more about anti-doping.