Classification is open to anyone with an impairment who wants to compete in paratriathlon. Classification is essential if you wish to compete in specific paratriathlon events at either a national or international level but it is not required if you wish to compete in open events.
Classification is vital to define who is eligible to compete in paratriathlon and ensure fair competition by minimising the impact which eligible impairments have on the outcome of competition and ensure that the best athletes have the opportunity to be successful. In order to compete in Paratriathlon you must have one of the eight impairment types which World Triathlon permits from the International Paralympic Committee rules for Paralympic Sports.
The athletes are separated into three different types of sport class to compete in Paratriathlon. Within these broader categories the athletes are then grouped by the degree of activity limitation resulting from their impairment. You can find out more about the classification of each sport class group below.