Paratriathletes gear up for Chicago

by Erin Greene on 26 Jun, 2014 06:28

As the Edmonton World Championship paratriathlon races approach, precious qualification points are up for grabs at the Chicago World Paratriathlon Event on Saturday. The US will feature a strong team and some of the top athletes of the day amongst an international field.

Leading the internationals is the tenacious Bill Chaffey (AUS) who has won a whopping four World Championship titles in the men’s PT1 category. After sustaining injuries training for triathlon, Chaffey continues his love of the sport via his quest to qualify for the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

The men’s PT5 will be one of the most competitive races of the day. Aaron Scheidies (USA), who has only lost one race in his eight years of racing, will line up behind Australia’s Jonathan Goerlach.

The USA’s Hailey Danisewicz and Melissa Stockwell will headline the women’s PT2 category, with Danisewicz toeing the line as the reigning World Champion.

After just missing the podium at European Championships, Clare Cunningham (GBR) will head across the pond for another shot at collecting points for Edmonton. Cunningham is one of the more accomplished paratriathletes in the women’s races, having competed in the 1996 Paralympics in swimming.

Brazilians Thiago Emanuel Dos Santos and Roberto Carlos Silva will look to make an impression on the men’s PT3 category on their Road to Rio.

In his first year competing in paratriathlon, Australia’s Jack Swift swings over to American waters to improve his pair of second places this season. He’ll face off with the young Stefan Daniel (CAN), who recently earned the PATCO crown in his division.

The paratriathlon races kick off on Saturday at 8:30am local time.

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Related Event: 2014 Chicago ITU World Paratriathlon Event
28 Jun, 2014 • event pageall results
Results: Men's PT1
1. Bill Chaffey H2 AUS 01:02:04
2. Krige Schabort USA 01:03:11
3. Geoffrey Kennedy H1 USA 01:06:53
4. Justin Meaders USA 01:16:08
5. Howie Sanborn H1 USA 01:29:24
Results: Men's PT2
1. Mark Barr USA 01:13:09
2. Brant Garvey AUS 01:16:03
3. Giovanni Sasso ITA 01:22:12
4. Mohamed Lahna USA 01:22:57
5. Brian Norberg USA 01:24:34
Results: Men's PT3
1. Jamie Brown USA 01:07:45
2. Roberto Carlos Silva BRA 01:13:02
3. Edson Dantas BRA 01:18:05
4. Mike Wong USA 01:19:37
5. Sean Vangerena USA 01:23:51
Results: Men's PT4
1. Stefan Daniel CAN 01:03:07
2. Chris Hammer USA 01:05:25
3. Jack Swift AUS 01:08:06
4. Sjaak Van Den Berg NED 01:09:11
5. Marcelo Collet BRA 01:09:49
Results: Men's PT5
1. Aaron Scheidies B2 USA 01:07:03
2. David Blair CAN 01:09:56
3. Maurizio Romeo B2 ITA 01:10:52
4. Ryan Van Praet B2 CAN 01:12:42
5. Jonathan Goerlach B3 AUS 01:13:31
Results: Women's PT1
1. Mary Catherine Callahan H1 USA 01:32:31
2. Diana Helt USA 01:34:23
Results: Women's PT2
1. Hailey Danz USA 01:32:48
2. Melissa Stockwell USA 01:38:11
DNF. Kimberly Fawcett-Smith CAN DNF
Results: Women's PT3
1. Allysa Seely USA 01:30:38
Results: Women's PT4
1. Clare Cunningham GBR 01:13:27
2. Grace Norman USA 01:17:41
3. Donna Dewick USA 01:49:32
DNF. Chantal Givens CAN DNF
Results: Women's PT5
1. Patricia Walsh B1 USA 01:21:56
2. Christine Robbins B3 CAN 01:28:41
DSQ. Amy Dixon B3 USA DSQ
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