With Paralympians generally requiring more medical support staff, the situation is tenuous.
One member of the Canadian team told Triathlete that it took eight-and-a-half hours for their group to get tested, processed, and approved for entry.
Using a system of barriers and generators, the city says its brought Tokyo's water quality and temperature to acceptable levels. Is that enough?
Sponsorship in Japan can be vastly different from how most pro triathletes find support in the West—how it works (and sometimes doesn’t).
In a country and among people who have had more than their fair share of setbacks, triathlon plays a unique role. Mika Tokairin, the editor of Japanese triathlon magazine Triathlon Lumina, and Japanese endurance expert Brett Larner report.