Name: Mohamed Lahna
Sport: Paratriathlon
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
College: College of San Mateo (San Mateo, Calif.)

Career Highlights
2018 ITU World Paratriathlon Series Iseo-Franciacorta bronze medalist
2016 Paralympic bronze medalist (representing Morocco) 
2011 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships silver medalist
Eight-time ITU World Paratriathlon Event medalist (2 golds, 4 silvers, 2 bronzes)
Two-time CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships medalist (1 gold, 1 silver)

Elite Triathlon Career

2018: Opened the season with a bronze for PTS2 men at the Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships • Finished 4th at the ITU World Paratriathlon Series Yokohama on May 12 • Earned a 3rd place finish at the ITU World Paratriathlon Series Iseo-Franciacorta on June 30 • Placed 4th at the ITU World Paratriathlon Series Edmonton on July 27 • Finished 4th at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, on Sept. 15

2017: Earned two medals in ITU World Paratriathlon Series events, a silver in Edmonton and a bronze in Yokohama • Took silver for PTS2 men at the Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships • Placed fourth in the men’s PTS2 class at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Rotterdam

2016: Won a bronze medal for Morocco in the men’s PT2 class in paratriathlon’s debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games • Took silver at the Buffalo City ITU World Paratriathlon Event • Placed sixth at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Rotterdam

2015: Placed fifth for PT2 men at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Chicago • Claimed gold at the Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Event • Took silver at the Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Event • Earned a bronze medal at the Besançon ITU World Paratriathlon Event • Placed fourth at ITU World Paratriathlon Events in Detroit and Rio de Janeiro •  

2014: Placed fourth in the men’s PT2 class at the Chicago ITU World Paratriathlon Event

2013: Won gold at the Edmonton ITU Paratriathlon International Event in the men’s TRI-2 category • Took silver for TRI-2 men at the San Diego ITU Paratriathlon International Event

2012: Placed seventh for TRI-2 men at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Auckland

2011: Claimed silver in the men’s TRI-2 category at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Beijing

2010:
Placed fourth for men in the TRI-2 category at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Budapest

Personal: Born and raised in Morocco, and represented that country in triathlon competition through 2016…Is the eldest of five children…Was born with proximal femoral focal deficiency that essentially left him without a femur in his right leg…Was fit with his first real prosthesis at age 20, rode a bike for the first time at 25, crossed the Atlas Mountains at 26 and ran a marathon at 27…Moved to California in 2011 to study Mechanical Engineering at the College of San Mateo…Was named to the first-ever USA Paratriathlon National Team based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2018…Was the first adaptive athlete to complete the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon.