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Triathlon will make its Paralympic Games debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Athletes race in three disciplines: 750m of swimming, followed by 20km of cycling and 5km of running.

Competition categories are based on specific physical impairments. Athletes may use a hand cycle, tandem bicycle or bicycle in the cycling portion and wheelchairs are permitted on the running portion of the course.

The sport is practiced in 37 different countries, and 27 different nations will have held national championship events by the end of 2011.

International Triathlon Union (ITU)
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Address International Triathlon Union (ITU) 221, 998 Harbourside Dr. North Vancouver BC Canada V7P 3T2
Phone + 1 604 904 9248
Main Contact Grant Darby (CAN), Para-Triathlon Committee
IPC Sports Council Representative Eric Angstadt