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Rio Paralympic Paratriathlon Test Event Set For Saturday

All of the paratriathlon sport classes will be contested at the Rio de Janeiro World Paratriathlon Event (WPE) on Saturday.

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Alongside the Olympic Test Event, all of the paratriathlon sport classes will be contested at the Rio de Janeiro World Paratriathlon Event (WPE) on Saturday, Aug. 1, which dually serves as the Paralympic Test Event ahead of paratriathlon’s debut at the Paralympics in 2016. The Rio WPE race is just the second opportunity in a year-long campaign to score Paralympic Qualification Points.

Only select sport classes will be conducted at the 2016 Paralympic Games, which will be men’s PT1, PT2 and PT4 and women’s PT2, PT4 and PT5.

The paratriathlon races will take place on Saturday, Aug. 1 with the first classes going off at 9:00 am. See the links below for race start times in your timezone.

9:00  PT4/ PT2 Men & Women
12:15 PT1 Men & Women
13:45 PT3 Men & Women / PT5 B1 M & W
13:48:18 PT5 B2/3 Men
13:48:48 PT5 B2/3 Women

How to watch
Live timing will be offered for the paratriathlon races on Triathlon.org/live. The International Triathlon Union will also offer play-by-play updates on Twitter at @triathlonlive, as well as views of the race on Periscope at @worldtriathlon. While there will be no live broadcasts of the races, highlights will be included on the magazine show on Aug. 13 on Triathlonlive.tv.

Preview each class at Triathlon.org.

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