HISTORY OF PARA TRIATHLON
Para triathlon was contested at the Paralympic Games for the first time at Rio 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 practised in 37 different countries.