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Para triathlon was contested at the Paralympic Games for the first time at Rio 2016.

Triathletes compete in swimming, cycling and running


Athletes race in three disciplines: 750m of swimming, followed by 20km of cycling and 5km of running.

Competition categories are based on specific physical impairments. 

Athletes may use a hand cycle, tandem bicycle or bicycle in the cycling portion and wheelchairs are permitted on the running portion of the course.

The sport is practised in 37 different countries.