With less than five months to go until the new Para Tri Series holds its first event, we speak to ambassador and star British Paralympian David Weir about his paratri debut, and his search for teammates.


So you are taking on your first triathlon, which is a bit of a departure for you. Why have you decided to get involved in Para Tri? 

I was over the moon when I heard about Para Tri. At last there is a mass-participation sports event dedicated to people with disabilities. Anyone who considers themselves to have a disability – any disability – can join in and have a go. 

You don’t have to be elite. My main focus is still the marathon and Rio 2016, but we also need events like this that encourage people to come together and have fun with sport.