The US Paratriathlon National Championships will be held at the Legacy Triathlon in Long Beach in 2019 on July 20th.
This event is crucial towards both qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games as well as the only chance to race on the exact course before the games. US athletes (including myself) will have the opportunity to solidify their spot on the team at this event.
This race will crown the 2019 World Champion in all paratriathlon categories, and is another significant qualification race for the 2020 Paralympic Games.
For the first time in history the ITU World Championships will be held in North America for two consecutive years. This race is of huge importance for many of the paratriathletes racing as automatic qualifying slots for the the 2016 Rio Paralympics will be up for grabs to the winners of each category. For other categories, its just another World Championship. Come watch me back in my midwest home. Sprint Distance 750m Swim, 20K Bike, 5K run.
On the banks of the Detroit River lies a small island known more for its auto racing and boating than for triathlon but the World circuit will be rolling through the Motor City in 2015. Another race with valuable World Rankings points will be on the line. This will be a sprint distance triathlon of 750m Swim, 20K bike and 5K Run.
TORONTO 2015 will be the fifth edition of the Parapan Am Games and will feature 1,608 athletes from 28 countries competing in 15 sports. All sports will be Paralympic qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There will be a Para-Cycliing Road Race and TT during the Toronto 2015 Para Pan Am Games.
The best in Para-Cycling will gather in Notwill, Switzerland in the end of July for the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships. Results here will be a big determinant on who will be representing their country in Rio at the 2016 Paralympic Games. Both road Time Trial and Road Race will be competed at this event.
The ITU Pan American Paratriathlon Championships crowns the champions in paratriathlon among the continents of Noth America, South America and Central America. This championship race moves to a new location each year and in 2015 it is being held in Monterray, MX. Valuable World Rankings points can be earned at this race. It is a sprint distance triathlon including 750m swim, 20K bike and 5K run.
The CCVI (Children's Center for the Visually Impaired) Trolley Run is the largest timed 4-Mile race in the country. It is held every year in Kansas City, Missouri and is a great fundraiser helping support the development and preparation on young children with visual impairments into a highly visually oriented society. The course is flat and fast. It actually may just be a net downhill.
The Boston Marathon is one of the most historic and iconic marathons in the world. It is one of the Big 5 Marathons in the world and is one of the most coveted of races to compete in for runners across the world. It is probably the only endurance event that an entire city's schedule is arranged around a running race. In 2014, there were over 2 million spectators on the course.