Tri4Tokyo: British Triathlon’s Paralympic Talent Identification Campaign

Tri 4 Tokyo poster featuring Alison Patrick and Hazel Smith

Tri4Tokyo is British Triathlon’s Talent Identification programme aimed at finding talented athletes in the next two years who have the potential to become medallists at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and beyond.

Paratriathlon made its Paralympic debut in Rio de Janeiro in the summer of 2016.  The sport is competed over the Sprint Triathlon distance of:

  • 750m Open Water Swim
  • 20km Bike
  • 5km Run/Push

It is a non-drafting format of the sport.

British Triathlon will run a series of events over the next two years as part of the campaign.  Each event will look to assess athletes across the range of disciplines.  We encourage athletes with an impairment from any sporting background to come along and see if they have the potential to be successful, even if they have no, or limited, experience in at least one of the disciplines.  The British team in Rio was made up of athletes who came from a wide variety of sporting backgrounds including swimming, athletics, football, cycling, rugby, surf lifesaving and rowing.

For more information see the British Triathlon website here.