Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Paralympian Sophia Warner launches inclusive triathlon series - BBC

Originally published: November 15, 2016

British Paralympian Sophia Warner has launched a mass-participation event aimed at encouraging those with disabilities to get into sport.

The Superhero Series allows disabled and non-disabled people to take part in triathlons - either solo, or in a team.

"As a person with a disability looking to do sport for fun I've found it a real struggle," Warner said.

"I know what a positive impact sport can have on a person's life - I believe everyone should have the chance."

The former T35 sprinter - who has cerebral palsy - became the first disabled person to enter the London Triathlon back in 1998.