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International Paralympic Committee’s VISTA Conference

International Paralympic Committee’s VISTA Conference

16/09/11 - Speaking on the second day of the International Paralympic Committee’s VISTA Conference, Yves Vanlandewyck, Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven, told delegates that a... |

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IPC VISTA Science Conference

IPC VISTA Science Conference

16/09/11 - The IPC VISTA Science Conference took place in Bonn, Germany in early September.  In attendance representing the ITU was Dr. Sarah Springman, Vice-President of ITU and President of the British Triathlon... |

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Paratriathlon World Championships Highlights from Beijing

Paratriathlon World Championships Highlights from Beijing

09/09/11 - Friday afternoon saw the inspirational paratriathletes take to the Olympic course at the 2011 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships. Following a British sweep in the men’s under23 race earlier in the... |

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Overall Beijing preview: What to watch out for and why

Overall Beijing preview: What to watch out for and why

01/09/11 - The event of the year is about to kick off, but just exactly what is going to happen when 2040 athletes from 65 different National Federations descend on Beijing for almost a week of multisport madness?... |

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One month until Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series Beijing Grand Final

One month until Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series Beijing Grand Final

10/08/11 - The 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series hits its peak in exactly one month, when the world’s best converge in China for the Beijing Grand Final. Who will be the 2011 World... |

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Classification Rule Exceptions ITU Paratriathlon Events 2011

Classification Rule Exceptions ITU Paratriathlon Events 2011

27/07/11 - The 2011 ITU Paratriathlon European Championships (ES), World Championship Series (WCS) London and World Championship Final (WCF) Beijing will run under the 2010 Classification Manual.  Due to a number of... |

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First-ever ITU Paratriathlon National Classifier’s Seminar in Pontevedra, Spain

First-ever ITU Paratriathlon National Classifier’s Seminar in Pontevedra, Spain

29/06/11 - The International Triathlon Union, in conjunction with Spanish Triathlon Federation, hosted the first-ever ITU Paratriathlon National Classifier’s Seminar on 21-22 June in Pontevedra, Spain. Penny... |

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Paratriathletes battle heat at European Championships in Pontevedra

Paratriathletes battle heat at European Championships in Pontevedra

28/06/11 - A total of 51 Paratriathletes lined up on the sizzling pavement for a sprint in front of massive crowds in Pontevedra, Spain, only a few hours before the elite men’s showdown at the European Championships... |

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Spain supports Paratriathlon in Madrid

Spain supports Paratriathlon in Madrid

09/06/11 - Paratriathlon in Spain continued to grow last weekend, with another successful race held during the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Madrid. On Saturday, over 20 paratriathletes lined up to... |

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Entries now open for Paratriathlon in London

Entries now open for Paratriathlon in London

09/05/11 - Entries for the elite Paratriathlon in London on August 7, which is part of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship London, are now open. The event is the third World Championship Series Elite... |

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Spain dominate Paratriathlon at ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships

Spain dominate Paratriathlon at ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships

04/05/11 - Frenchman Benjamin Landier dashed Spain’s hopes of a podium sweep in the first cross paratriathlon world titles last week, keeping the host’s total to just four out of five gold medals at the inaugural... |

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Paratriathlon 2011 ITU National Classifier Courses

Paratriathlon 2011 ITU National Classifier Courses

27/04/11 - To: National Federations International Triathlon Union (ITU) is actively developing Paratriathlon since the sprint distance event was accepted into the IPC Paralympic Programme for inclusion in the 2016... |

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Rising Paratriathlon Movement in Japan

Rising Paratriathlon Movement in Japan

17/02/11 - The International Paralympic Committee’s decision to add Paratriathlon to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games programme only happened late last year, but big gains are being made already. In the year 2011, the... |

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2011 ITU Technical Education Calendar released

2011 ITU Technical Education Calendar released

16/02/11 - ITU is pleased to announce this year’s Technical Education seminars and courses.  These schedules are subject to change and will be updated with additional courses.  Those who wish to participate in the... |

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Brazilian Triathlon Federation meets Brazilian Paralympic Committee

Brazilian Triathlon Federation meets Brazilian Paralympic Committee

10/01/11 - Roberto Menescal, Superintendente of the Brazilian Triathlon Federation, recently visited the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (BPC) headquarters to meet Andrew Parsons, President of BPC, also a member of... |

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2010 in Review: ITU Milestones

2010 in Review: ITU Milestones

30/12/10 - It was a year of milestones for triathlon in 2010: the sport had the honour of being the first medal awarded at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. ITU hosted the first-ever Sprint Triathlon... |

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Paratriathlon added to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Paratriathlon added to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

11/12/10 - The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is delighted to hear today that Paratriathlon has been accepted into the Paralympic Games and will debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.  The International... |

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27 Nations to compete in ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, Beijing 2011

27 Nations to compete in ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, Beijing 2011

09/12/10 - With only two days before the International Paralympic Committee’s decision on the new sport additions to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the International Triathlon Union is pleased to announce that 27... |

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Brownlee and Haskins strengthen ITU’s Paratriathlon bid

Brownlee and Haskins strengthen ITU’s Paratriathlon bid

08/12/10 - World Champion Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain and Olympian Sarah Haskins of the United States today joined a star-studded squad backing the International Triathlon Union’s bid to have Paratriathlon... |

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Paratriathlete Takes Disability Sport Award

Paratriathlete Takes Disability Sport Award

03/12/10 - By British Triathlon Federation World Champion Jane Egan has rounded off an outstanding year in paratriathlon by winning the Disability Sport award at last night’s Sunday Mail and sportscotland 2010... |

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2010 Triathlon World Champions back ITU’s Paratriathlon bid

2010 Triathlon World Champions back ITU’s Paratriathlon bid

24/11/10 - The International Triathlon Union’s bid to have Paratriathlon added to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games programme has been boosted today by a world championship squad.  Reigning ITU Triathlon World Champions... |

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Dr Debbie Alexander (RSA) coopted to the ITU Paratriathlon Committee

Dr Debbie Alexander (RSA) coopted to the ITU Paratriathlon Committee

24/11/10 - ITU’s Executive Board has appointed Dr Debbie Alexander to the ITU Paratriathlon Committee.  Former President of the Triathlon South Africa, Alexander has specialised in psychology as a representative... |

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Paratriathlon for Paralympics: 1 month to go

Paratriathlon for Paralympics: 1 month to go

11/11/10 - ITU, the world governing body for the Olympic sport of Triathlon, is calling attention to its bid to be accepted by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as an addition to the Rio 2016 Paralympic... |

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Dr Sarah Springman visits ITU HQ

Dr Sarah Springman visits ITU HQ

08/11/10 - Whilst on a three week country wide lecture tour as a guest of the Canadian Geotechnical Society, the newly fledged Royal Academy of Engineering member, ITU Vice President and British Triathlon President... |

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ITU Appoints Paratriathlon Head of Classification

ITU Appoints Paratriathlon Head of Classification

01/10/10 - ITU today officially announced the appointment of Marguerite Christophers of New Zealand as the Head of Classification for Paratriathlon.  Classification governs physically challenged competition... |

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Budapest Hosts World’s Biggest Paratriathlon

Budapest Hosts World’s Biggest Paratriathlon

11/09/10 - The largest-ever Paratriathlon took place at the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Budapest Grand Final today, with 85 athletes representing 15 countries taking part. World Champions were... |

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Interview with Paratriathlon World Champ Matt Perkins

Interview with Paratriathlon World Champ Matt Perkins

20/05/10 - The following is an interview with four-time paratriathlon world champion Matt Perkins from the United States. Perkins won the TRI-2 category (severe leg impairment including above-the-knee amputee) at... |

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Updates from Spanish Paratriathlon Championships

Updates from Spanish Paratriathlon Championships

29/04/10 - The first Spanish Paratriathlon Championship took place April 17 in Gijon, Asturias, Spain. A total of 23 paratriathletes and four guides were at the starting line of this event, which has, undoubtedly,... |

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Interview with Miriam Jenkins, Paratriathlon World Champion

Interview with Miriam Jenkins, Paratriathlon World Champion

22/04/10 - New Zealand’s Miriam Jenkins won the ITU Paratriathlon TRI-3 Category World Championship at last year’s Gold Coast Grand Final. We caught up with Jenkins as she gets ready to start the 2010 season,... |

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Interview with Peter Boronkay, Paratriathlon World Champion

Interview with Peter Boronkay, Paratriathlon World Champion

08/04/10 - Peter Boronkay is the only Hungarian triathlete participating in International Paratriathlon events. He became the Paratriathlon world champion at the Grand Final in Gold Coast, Australia last year. He... |

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Paralympic Classification Meeting in Bonn

Paralympic Classification Meeting in Bonn

24/02/10 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) hosted a classification meeting on February 19-20 in Bonn, Germany with the members of 21 different Paralympic programme sports in attendence. Thanos... |

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Significant Changes to Paratriathlon Rules

Significant Changes to Paratriathlon Rules

19/02/10 - The ITU has adopted a number of Paratriathlon rule changes. The rules changes are required in preparation for submission of ITU documents to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in the months... |

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In Profile: Aaron Scheidies, USA

In Profile: Aaron Scheidies, USA

04/12/09 - On this week’s paratriathlon article, we will meet the USA’s 2010 World Champion in TRI 6 Category for visually impaired athletes. Aaron Scheidies is a 27 year old that has overcome more in his short... |

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In Profile: Peter Boronkay, Hungary

In Profile: Peter Boronkay, Hungary

26/11/09 - In this week’s paratriathlon In Profile feature we introduce you to Peter Boronkay, the world champion in the TRI4 category for athletes with arm impairment. Next year, he will have to defend his title... |

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Exclusive Video: London Paratriathlon

Exclusive Video: London Paratriathlon

25/11/09 - 42 paratriathletes from seven different nations descended on London’s Hyde Park following the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series. With paratriathlon looking for inclusion within the... |

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In Profile: Beth Price, USA

In Profile: Beth Price, USA

18/11/09 - Beth Price was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis eleven years ago and decided to take up triathlon in order to achieve her dream of completing a race before the disease worsened. Having made the USA... |

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Paratriathlete Reinertsen Bares All In Magazine First

Paratriathlete Reinertsen Bares All In Magazine First

16/10/09 - 2009 ITU paratriathlon world champion Sarah Reinertsen from the USA became one of the latest cover stars of ESPN Magazine as she bared all alongside Serena Williams in the first ever ‘Body Issue’ edition.... |

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In Profile: Bill Chaffey, Australia

In Profile: Bill Chaffey, Australia

15/10/09 - On this week’s paratriathlon feature we talk to Bill Chaffey from Australia. Having qualified for a long distance event, just five days before competition he was hit by a truck. This year he finished... |

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In Profile: Jean Draper USA

In Profile: Jean Draper USA

08/10/09 - Jean Draper is the mother of two children, Heyden 7 and Abigail 4. A car accident four years ago meant that her right leg was amputated below the knee, but this didn’t hold her back. The 2009 New York... |

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USA top Paratriathlon Medal Table

USA top Paratriathlon Medal Table

24/09/09 - The United States paratriathlon team put on a dominant display in Gold Coast as they came away from the ITU Triathlon World Championships with six gold medals, two silvers and two bronze, more than any... |

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