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The ITU Paratriathlon International Event was a battle of north versus south with 24 of the 25 athletes hailing from Canada or the United States.

Aaron Scheidies of the men’s TRI-6b category was the first athlete to complete the sprint course, having headed out on the bike behind 16-year old Stefan Daniel of the TRI-4 division. Scheidies and his guide worked quickly on the four-lap hilly bike course to pull ahead.

“I love this course, I love a challenging course,” Scheidies said. “Going up that hill the fourth time, I was wanting to be done. When you do tandem, it’s always tough to change gears. We practiced it as much as we could, but that was tough.”

But Scheidies conquered the hills faster than any athlete of the day, gaining an insurmountable lead to win his division. Daniel was the second paratriathlete to complete the challenging course, securing the top spot in his category.                  Read Full Article

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