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Your Guide to Paratriathlon: From Classification to Grassroots and Military Programming

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Want to get your start in triathlon but think you’re limited based on an impairment? Whether you like to swim, bike or run, paratriathlon has something for everyone. Not the athletic type but still want to be a part of the para community? Find out how to get involved in the sport and learn about the different sport classes and rules.

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Stay connected with USA Triathlon online and through your favorite social networks. Follow USA Triathlon for exclusive content, training tips, and race updates. Share your paratriathlon stories with other multisport athletes through the "My Story" blog and re-experience event excitement through photos and videos online at

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Para Athletes Resting

If you are looking to compete in your first triathlon look no further than the grassroots events; perfect for a beginner or someone looking for para-friendly events. As an athlete, we know your focus is to compete to the best of your ability and to have fun while doing it. USA Triathlon’s network of Sanctioned Events, Certified Coaches, Clubs and Regions is here to help you reach your multisport goals.

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Youth Paratriathlon

The youth paratriathlon movement continues to grow with increased participation and event offerings each year. Learn more about the different racing formats available to youth and junior athletes, as well as special training opportunities and camps to introduce young athletes to paratriathlon. Stop by KidZone for swim, bike and run tips, contests and more multisport opportunities just for kids.

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The USA Triathlon Foundation strives to ensure the next generation enjoys similar opportunities in the sport of triathlon, with the belief that every child should have the chance to participate, every paratriathlete should have the chance to compete, and every elite athlete should chase his or her Olympic dream. Through donations and the grant programs you can help make dreams into realities.

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Para Bike Legacy

Paratriathlon was added to the Paralympic Games program in 2010 and made its official debut at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, but paratriathletes have been competing in the sport since the 1980s. Learn about the six different sport classifications available for athletes and discover what it takes to go from a beginning competitor to military programs to an elite paratriathlete.