Para triathlon was contested at the Paralympic Games for the first time at Rio 2016. 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. It is governed by the World Triathlon.
Source of information credit: International Paralympic Committee
Source of photo credit: Hong Kong Triathlon Association