Joseph Townsend H2

  • Great Britain
  • Born: 1988
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Rankings
Paratriathlon Ranking 9
Starts
22
Podiums
12
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.

Recent Highlights

- 2nd place at the 2017 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series;
- 4th place at the 2017 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series;
- 6th place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games;
- Winner of the 2016 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships; and
- 5th place at the 2016 Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships.

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Latest Athlete Results
3
2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam
14 Sep, 2017 - PTWC Men - 01:10:37
2
2017 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series
28 Jul, 2017 - PTWC Men - 01:08:36
4
2017 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series
13 May, 2017 - PTWC Men - 01:03:33
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
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Joseph
Family Name Townsend H2
Representing GBR
Year of Birth 1988
Twitter @joetownsend1664
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