Joseph Townsend

  • Great Britain
  • Born: 1988
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Rankings
Paratriathlon Ranking 5
Paralympics Ranking 7
Starts
20
Podiums
10
Biography

Royal Marine Commando Joe Townsend lost both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2008. He got into triathlon when he completed the Ironman UK triathlon in Bolton in July 2011. He has since completed at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, where he finished second in the disability category. Joe carried the Paralympic Flame into the London 2012 stadium as part of the opening ceremony. He was suspended by wires and made a dramatic overhead entrance to the arena, even though he is actually scared of heights.

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6
2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games
10 Sep, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 01:04:43
1
2016 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships
14 Aug, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 01:00:19
5
2016 Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships
23 Jul, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 01:05:12
3
2016 Besançon ITU World Paratriathlon Event
19 Jun, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 00:57:03
3
2016 Lisbon ETU Triathlon European Championships
26 May, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 01:02:47
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Joseph
Family Name Townsend
Representing GBR
Year of Birth 1988
Twitter @joetownsend1664
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