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Welcome to Paratriathlon

Our mission, at USA Triathlon, is to grow, inspire and support the triathlon community and to provide resources that empower members of the triathlon community to reach their full potential.

Guiding Principles: We operate in a spirit of service and accessibility, offering best in class resources to help our community achieve their goals. We strive to be a high-performance organization, lead the industry with innovative solutions, and cultivate an environment that inspires our community to achieve personal bests every day. We maximize reach and resources by fostering collaborative partnerships. We are, and will continue to, work as a team to build relationships, share information and promote goodwill for the awe-inspiring sport of triathlon.

History of USA Triathlon Paratriathlon

  • The Paralympic Games first took place in Rome, Italy, in 1960, featuring 400 athletes from 23 countries. Since then, they have taken place every four years in succession to the Olympic Games. Paratriathlon was first introduced to the Paralympic Games in 2010 by the International Paralympic Committee, and was officially added to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • At the 2016 Paralympic Games, the United States fielded a team of nine athletes across six sport classes. These athletes included: Gold medalists Allysa Seely (PT2) and Grace Norman (PT4), Silver medalist Hailey Danz (PT2) and Bronze medalist Melissa Stockwell (PT2).
  • At the 2020 Paralympic Games (held in Tokyo in 2021 due to a one-year pandemic delay), the U.S. led all countries in the medal count with five — three golds (Allysa Seely, Kendal Gretsch and Brad Snyder with guide Greg Billington) and two silvers (Hailey Danz and Grace Norman). The U.S. has won the most triathlon medals in Paralympic Games history with nine spanning the Rio and Tokyo Games. No other country has won more than two in a Games.

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