Joseph Townsend H2

  • Great Britain
  • Born: 1988
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Rankings
ITU Paralympic Qualification Ranking 4
Paratriathlon Ranking 4
Starts
33
Podiums
19
Wins
3
Biography

Serving as a 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 where he was suspended by wires and made a dramatic overhead entrance to the arena, even though he is actually afraid of heights.

The British Champion also won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and represented Team GB at Rio 2016, where he finished sixth.

Career highlights:

- Winner 2019 Tokyo Paratriathlon World Cup
- 2nd place 2018 European Championships
- 3rd at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam
- Winner Commonwealth Games 2018
- 6th place Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

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Latest Athlete Results
6
2019 Valencia ETU Paratriathlon European Championships
14 Sep, 2019 - PTWC Men - 01:05:48
4
2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne
01 Sep, 2019 - PTWC Men - 01:10:39
1
2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
17 Aug, 2019 - PTWC Men - 00:55:28
4
2019 Groupe Copley World Paratriathlon Series Montreal
28 Jun, 2019 - PTWC Men - 01:00:50
1
2019 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships
27 May, 2019 - PTWC Men - 01:03:34
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Joseph
Family Name Townsend H2
Representing GBR
Paratriathlon Class PTWC
Paratriathlon Subclass H2
Year of Birth 1988
Twitter @joetownsend1664
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