Participation of para-athletes in triathlon is growing rapidly. We see these athletes, and often times their guides, in the races we participate in each week. They are an amazing source of motivation for the rest of us along the course.
It's an amazing accomplishment for athletes with any kind of impairment. But while it's a great journey for the athlete, it also a journey for the guide. While the obstacles the athletes need to overcome may be more obvious, a guide has obstacles as well.
Tri Hearter's Bill Plock had the oportunity to talk to both a para-athlete and a guide. Inspiring read.