Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Sport Week: Para triathlon venue

The event will be held 10-11 September at Fort Copacabana. 03 Aug 2016
Man with an arm amputation crossing a finish line

Germany’s Martin Schulz outgained Great Britain’s George Peasgood in the running portion to claim victory and continue his dominance in the men's PT4 class.

ⒸDelly Carr | ITU Media
By Megan Mindel | For the IPC

Triathlon at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will start and end around Fort Copacabana, with the 750m swim segment.


The 20km bike and a 5km run will take place along Av. Atlantica road, which runs alongside Copacabana Beach.


The men’s competition will be contested on Saturday 10 September and feature medal events in PT1, 2 and 4.


The women’s competition will be held Sunday 11 September with medals available in the PT2, 4 and 5 sport classes.


Competitions will run from 10:00 - 13:30 BRT.


To reach Fort Copacabana, take the metro line 1 or 4 to the General Osorio Station, about 950m from the competition area. Or take metro line 1 to the Cantagalo Station, which is about 1,050m away. Both stations are accessible.


Copacabana Beach will also host other events throughout the Olympics and Paralympics including marathon, triathlon and cycling road races.


Fort Copacabana is a military base that is open to the public. It was inaugurated in 1914. A major visiting point of Fort Copacabana besides the beautiful beaches is the Historical Museum of the Army and Copacabana Fort.


Helpful links


Rio 2016 Para triathlon spectator guide



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