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Could you guide a visually impaired triathlete to Paralympic Gold?


British Triathlon is seeking high calibre female athletes to guide visually impaired triathletes at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Paratriathlon makes it’s Paralympic debut at the spectacular Copacabana Beach in Rio and this is an opportunity to work with the highest calibre athletes in the world.

British female triathletes have won four of the last five ITU world titles in the visually impaired sport class (PT5). With less than two years until Rio, an exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit new guide athletes to help the Great Britain team achieve success in Rio.

Applications are welcomed from high-calibre experienced athletes who are not committed to racing in ITU or ETU elite events in the lead up to the Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games. Those racing in WTC or other long distance events are eligible to apply, and given the nature of the Rio bike course, strong time trialling ability is an advantage.

Paratriathlon racing takes place over the sprint distance. British Triathlon is seeking a number of guides who not only have good swim speed, but also time trialling ability and 5km run times well inside 20minutes.

Successful guiding is about teamwork, and both athletes and guides are rewarded with medals at major events, including the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. British Triathlon is able to fund suitable guides who not only possess the right physical abilities, but also the right mental and organisational approach.

Guides could be required to attend key races and training opportunities during 2015, potentially including the Paralympic test event in Rio and the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Chicago in September. In 2016, the focus will be on the Paralympic Games in September, with key preparation events in advance.

To find out more, including the details of an assessment day in Loughborough on 18 December, please DOWNLOAD an information and application pack, or contact The deadline for applications is 10th December.


Posted 5 November 2014




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