BRITISH TRI LOOKING FOR PARATRIATHLON GUIDES FOR RIO

paratriathlon guides edmunton triathlon, para tri rio 2016  guides wantedCould you guide a visually impaired triathlete to Paralympic Gold?

British Triathlon is seeking high calibre female athletes to guide visually impaired triathletes at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Paratriathlon makes it’s Paralympic debut at the spectacular Copacabana Beach in Rio and this is an opportunity to work with the highest calibre athletes in the world.

With less than two years until Rio, an exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit new guide athletes to help the Great Britain team achieve success in Rio.

British female triathletes have won four of the last five ITU world titles in the visually impaired sport class (PT5). 

Applications are welcomed from high-calibre experienced athletes who are not committed to racing in ITU or ETU elite events in the lead up to the Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

You’ll need:Rio 2016 olympics triathlon

  • Strong time trialling ability (an advantage).
  • Good swim speed
  • 5km run times well inside 20 minutes

Successful guiding is about teamwork, and both athletes and guides are rewarded with medals at major events, including the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. British Triathlon is able to fund suitable guides who not only possess the right physical abilities, but also the right mental and organisational approach.

Guides could be required to attend key races and training opportunities during 2015, potentially including the Paralympic test event in Rio and the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Chicago in September. In 2016, the focus will be on the Paralympic Games in September, with key preparation events in advance.

To find out more, including the details of an assessment day in Loughborough on 18 December, please visit www.britishtriathlon.org or contact kirstyhillier@britishtriathlon.org for an information and application pack.

The deadline for applications is 10th December.

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