Paratriathlon camp in Edmonton before inaugural PATCO Paratriathlon titles

04 Jul, 2012 06:17 • Español

Paratriathlon in the Americas has received another boost, with a successful paratriathon camp leading into the first stand alone PATCO Paratriathlon Continental Championships to be staged in Edmonton this weekend.

A total of 15 athletes are attending the camp, with coaches and athletes from six different countries; Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. The youngest athlete is just 17, the oldest in his 50s and they come from all of the six different paratriathlon classification categories.

The paratriathlon camp has a series of paratriathlon seminars open to all athletes, coaches and technical officials and has been designed and presented by Triathlon Canada and supported by ITU Sport Department.

A total of 24 athletes are registered for the race that will take part on July 6 and the 2012 PATCO Paratriathlon Championships will also serve as the 2012 Canadian Paratriathlon National Championships.

“The Edmonton Triathlon Academy are very happy to be able to stretch our resources to work with Triathlon Canada on this great development initiative,” said Sheila O’Kelly, Executive Director of the Edmonton Triathlon Academy. “I have no doubt that we are at the start of a significant development initiative not just for Canada but for the Americas on the para road to Rio 2016. “

“The community is excited, the LOC team is working very hard,  and we are looking forward to a great event. The City of Edmonton has been outstanding in its support, especially with such short notice, we appreciate everyone’s support and understanding as we march towards the July 6 first ever PATCO Paratriathlon Championship as a stand alone event.”

ITU has committed to support the development of paratriathlon for over 15 years, and the sport was officially accepted for inclusion into the Paralympic Games in late 2011, to make its Paralympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games. To read more on paratriathlon, please click here


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Related Event: 2012 Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup
06 - 08 Jul, 2012 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Women
1. Lauren Groves CAN 01:04:42
2. Sarah-Anne Brault CAN 01:04:52
3. Flora Duffy BER 01:04:56
4. Ellen Pennock CAN 01:05:24
5. Chantell Widney CAN 01:05:31
6. Manon Letourneau CAN 01:05:39
7. Joanna Brown CAN 01:05:45
8. Lindsey Jerdonek USA 01:06:10
9. Eri Kawashima JPN 01:06:16
10. Alexandra Coates CAN 01:06:23
Results: Elite Men
1. Kyle Jones CAN 00:57:33
2. Alexander Hinton CAN 00:57:36
3. Jarrod Shoemaker USA 00:57:41
4. Tim Don GBR 00:57:45
5. Manuel Huerta PUR 00:57:49
6. Adam Bowden GBR 00:57:51
7. Cesar Saracho MEX 00:57:54
8. Matthew Sharpe CAN 00:58:11
9. Andrew Yorke CAN 00:58:24
10. Nils Frommhold GER 00:58:33
Results: Paratriathlon Female TRI-1
1. Diana Helt USA 01:35:07
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-1
1. Andre Kajlich USA 01:03:20
2. Pierre Ouellet CAN 01:10:07
3. Brian Martin CAN 01:23:37
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