By Erin Greene on 14/02/14 at 11:21 am
ITU is pleased to announce the classification opportunities in 2014 for athletes with physical and visual impairments at several ITU paratriathlon events.
The races that will have assessment for physical impairments (PI) will be the following:
Penrith OTU Paratriathlon Oceania Championships - One classification panel on FRI 9 - SAT 10 Jan - Done
Buffalo City ATU Paratriathlon African Championships: One classification panel on FRI 21 - SAT 22 Mar
Subic Bay ASTC Paratriathlon Asian Championships: One classification panel on THU 24 - FRI 25 Apr
Besançon ITU World Paratriathlon Event: One classification panel on FRI 23 - SAT 24 May
London ITU World Paratriathlon Event: Two panels with classification on THU 29 - FRI 30 May
Dallas PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships: Two classification panels on THU 29 - SAT 31 May
Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships: Two classification panels on WED 18 - FRI 20 June
Chicago ITU World Paratriathlon Event: One panel with classification on THU 26 - FRI 27 June
Magog ITU World Paratriathlon Event: One classification panel on THU 17 to FRI 18 July
ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton: One classification panel on WED 28th to THU 29th Aug. ONLY for athletes with “R” status or Protest Management
There may be more opportunities added later on in the season. Where only one panel is present, no protest resolution is possible except at the WCHs.
The races that will have assessment for visual impairments (VI) will be the following ones:
2014 Elwood ITU World Paratriathlon Event (AUS) - One classification panel FRI 14th Feb -Done
The complete scope of VI classification for the rest of the 2014 season is pending confirmation of availability and facilities. ITU is closely working with IBSA and IPC to announce this as soon as possible.
ITU will also be offering courses for certification of National Classifiers at the following events:
Dallas CCHs, Kitzbühel CCHs and Edmonton WCHs.
Further information on exact dates, course information and registration procedures will be announced in the next few weeks. For regular updates, click here. Please be aware the complete ITU Paratriathlon race calendar can be found here.
ITU would also like to thank the National Federations that are contributing and assisting in this process.