TRI Achilles TEAM
Tri Achilles 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.
Tri Achilles 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 Achilles International (the fax number and mailing address is on form).
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2018 Calendar of Races
March 18: Chelsea Piers indoor triathlon
March 25: March Madness Duathlon in Central Park
April 27-29: Tri Achilles Training Camp Weekend
May 6: New Jersey Devilman Sprint (Cumberland County, NJ)
June 24: Paratriathlon National Championships (Sprint, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin)
July 1, 7 am: New York City Triathlon (Olympic)
July 7: Greenwich Swim (1 mile swim)
September 30, 6: am: Mighty Man Montauk Triathlon (Sprint, Olympic and Half IM)