By Chelsea White on 06/09/16 at 11:02 am
The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games open soon on September 7! In our first appearance in the Paralympic Games, we couldn’t be more pumped to see the debut of the world’s fastest paratriathletes swim, bike and run their way to Paralympic glory. To help you stay up to date with the latest on triathlon, here’s how you can follow the action.
Men, Saturday September 10
PT4 – 10am
PT2 – 10:03am
PT1 – 11:20am
Women, Sunday September 11
PT4 – 10am
PT2 – 10:03am
PT5 – 11:35 & 11:38am** Please note this has changed in recent days from 11:20 to 11:35
Broadcast and network streaming
For this edition of the Paralympic Games, the IPC will offer video and live stream coverage during the Games, which can be broken down to live coverage, daily highlights, daily news, athlete interviews & behind the scenes content. Paratriathlon will not be streamed live, but will be included in a 1 hour highlights show at 16:00 and 23:00 each day on www.paralympic.org.
The live stream will be available worldwide on Paralympic.org except in the UK, USA, Australia and in America Movil countries. Please check for alternative ways to watch the Paralympics.
We’ll be up and running on social media to bring you the latest and greatest at the Paralympics. Here are the important accounts you can’t afford to not follow:
When in doubt, look for @WorldTriathlon. It’s our handle for most of our social media accounts.
Facebook - Live chats with athletes, videos, photos, recaps and more!
Twitter - Stats, graphics, race information, photos & clips
Triathlonlive twitter - Reserved for minute by minute live race action on September 10-11.
Instagram - Spectacular pics & short clips from around Rio!
YouTube - Video features to get you pumped for the Olympics
Pinterest - Training tips, race information, photos, and news from around the globe
Linkedin - News from around the globe on triathlon
Snapchat @worldtriathlon - We’ll be snappin fun pics from the ground. Hurry, don’t want to miss them!
For all things all Paralympics all the time, check out the IPC’s platforms @Paralympics. They’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat & more!
For the most up to date info from the host themselves, follow @Rio2016, @Rio2016_en & @rio2016_es. Like the IPC, they’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat & more.
Join the conversation
Make sure you are using the hashtags #ThisIsTriathlon & #Paratriathlon #Rio2016 #Paralympics to talk Paralympic paratriathlon!
Share your flame
From wherever you are in the world, you can help light the Paralympic flame. Just send your message of support for the Paralympic Games using the hashtag #ParalympicFlame on Twitter. A heat map will show which parts of the planet are sending the most positive energy. Check it out!
Find more details about this event - 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games