The New York Achilles Para-Triathlon Team introduces individuals with disabilities to multi-sport competitions within New York state and nationwide. Participants have a spectrum of experience and athletic abilities. Many of the athletes have no previous triathlon training and are coached in swimming, biking, and running with the goal of competing in mainstream races alongside able-bodied peers. Other veteran multi-sport athletes represent Achilles within the elite paratriathlon community on the world stage. The team participates in as many as six races each season (March through September) including the NYRR Sprint Triathlon and the USA ParaTriathlon National Championships held in New York City.
Achilles New York Para-Triathlon Team is unique because of the wide spectrum of athletes with disabilities which it develops and supports. The athletes' physical challenges include complete and partial blindness, single and double amputations of both lower and upper extremities, traumatic brain injuries, polio, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis. In addition to increasing their own self-esteem and confidence, Achilles athletes challenge the widely held perception of people with disabilities as frail. Their determination and perseverance inspire spectators, supporters, race officials and volunteers.
Starting in early spring, the team meets weekly for swim practice and twice weekly for running and bicycling workouts in Central Park. We invite you to come see how we swim, bike, and run!
If interested in participating, please complete the proper form below and send a scanned copy to email@example.com and either fax or mail the hard copy to Achilles International (the fax number and mailing address is on form).
2013 Event Schedule
Feb 25: Team Orientation / UWS, Jack Rabbit Sports
March 9th: NYU PT Run | 5km | Prospect Park, Brooklyn
April 7th: Run for Charity | 5km | Riverside Park, NYC
Apr 20-21st: Tri Clinic | Crystal Spring Resorts, NJ
May 11th: Healthy Kidney | 10km | Central Park, NYC
May 27th: Paratri Nationals | Sprint | Austin, TX
Jun 8th: Flat as a Pancake Triathlon | Sprint | Staten Island
Jun 30th: Hope and Possibility | 5 Mile | NYC
Jul 14th: NYC Triathlon | Olympic | NYC
Sep 29th: Jarden Triiathlon | Olympic | Westchester, NY
Oct 13th: Race for Rehab | 10km & 5km | Valhalla, NY
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