Joseph Townsend H2

  • Great Britain
  • Born: 1988
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Rankings
Paratriathlon Ranking 4
Starts
33
Podiums
19
Wins
3
Biography

Royal Marine Commando Joe Townsend lost both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2008. He got into triathlon when he completed the Ironman UK triathlon in Bolton in July 2011. He has since completed at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, where he finished second in the disability category. Joe carried the Paralympic Flame into the London 2012 stadium as part of the opening ceremony. He was suspended by wires and made a dramatic overhead entrance to the arena, even though he is actually scared of heights.

Recent Highlights

- 3rd at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam;
- 2nd place at the 2017 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series;
- 4th place at the 2017 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series;
- 6th place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games;
- Winner of the 2016 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships; and
- 5th place at the 2016 Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships.

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Latest Athlete Results
6
2019 Valencia ETU Paratriathlon European Championships
14 Sep, 2019 - PTWC Men - 01:05:48
4
2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne
01 Sep, 2019 - PTWC Men - 01:10:39
1
2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
17 Aug, 2019 - PTWC Men - 00:55:28
4
2019 Groupe Copley World Paratriathlon Series Montreal
28 Jun, 2019 - PTWC Men - 01:00:50
1
2019 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships
27 May, 2019 - PTWC Men - 01:03:34
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Joseph
Family Name Townsend H2
Representing GBR
Paratriathlon Class PTWC
Paratriathlon Subclass H2
Year of Birth 1988
Twitter @joetownsend1664
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