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Challenged Athletes Foundation Hosts Paratriathlon Camp

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Aug 23, 2011

The Challenged Athletes Foundation will host paratriathlon camp for amputee and wheelchair athletes.

The Challenged Athletes Foundation, a world leader in creating athletic opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities, announced its third Dodge Paratriathlon Camp to build interest and participation in the sport of paratriathlon, an event that was recently placed on the program for the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janiero. Known as the “Camp of Champions,” the CAF Dodge Paratriathlon Camp provides the most comprehensive and in-depth paratriathlon training on the West Coast.

The two-and-a-half day CAF Dodge Paratriathlon Camp, an official technical training camp of USA Paratriathon, will be held August 25-28, 2011 in San Diego, CA. Headquartered at the Deni + Jeff Jacobs Challenged Athletes Center, the camp is open to amputee and wheelchair athletes in classes TRI 1, 2, 4 and 5. Participating athletes will receive nutritional guidance, personal bike and handcycle fittings, expert classroom and hands-on technical instruction, personal swimming evaluation and other tools that will help them achieve their Paratriathlon goals. Athletes will have access to top-quality coaches including Mark Sortino and John Murray, USA Triathlon Level 1 coaches from the Multisport Performance Institute (MPI) in Pensacola Florida; Peter Harsch, USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach and Chief Prosthetist for Naval Medical Center San Diego; and four-time Ironman Handcycle Division World Champion, Carlos Moleda. In addition to the team of elite coaches, participating paratriathletes will be able to draw upon the expertise and experience of world-class challenged athlete mentors Willie Stewart, Melissa Stockwell and Mike Johnston.

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