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Largest ever field at 2011 Tata Steel British Paratriathlon Championships

The 2011 Tata Steel British Paratriathlon Championships is set to take place on Saturday 14 May at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham, UK. This year’s event will have the largest field to date, thanks to the natural growth of the sport and the successful bid for paratriathlon to be included in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Programme.

With four world champions all on the start line – Faye McClelland, Iain Dawson, Jane Egan and Charlotte Ellis – the event will deliver racing of the highest calibre. At the same time, it will offer the chance for newcomers to the sport to experience competitive racing whilst remaining in a safe environment.

Sarah Jolley, Tata Steel Communications Manager said “Tata Steel has been committed to the paratriathlon development programme for the past five years, and is delighted to be supporting the British Paratriathlon Championships for the fourth year running.

“With the largest field to date, the event shows the rapid growth of the sport and we look forward to some exciting racing in Nottingham.”

Jonathon Riall, National Paratriathlon Manager at British Triathlon is excited about this year’s event adding, “Once again thanks to Tata Steel’s support, this year’s event promises to be the best yet.

“There has been an air of excitement around the sport since the successful bid for Paralympic status and with world champions racing alongside newcomers to the sport, I am looking forward to helping every competitor achieve their personal triathlon challenge at the event.”

The event will be part of the new British Paratriathlon Ranking Series, ensuring there will be valuable points on offer, alongside coveted National titles.

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