Explaining the Paralympics: Triathlon
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The sport debuted at the 2016 Rio Games. Athletes compete in three broad categories—seated, standing, or visual impairment—over half of the Olympic distances: a 750-meter swim, 20 kilometers of cycling and a 5-kilometer run. In the seated class, athletes use a handcycle for cycling. Athletes in the visual impairment class are accompanied by a guide of the same gender. The speed of the transition phases is a key challenge of competition.
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