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29 July 2016, 9AM

On their Road to Rio

On their Road to Rio

Sometimes you need not look any further than right beside you for inspiration. This applies 100% to Kate Doughty and Katie Kelly as they are both currently working hard to reach their goal of representing Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympics where Paratriathlon will make its debut.

Luckily for all the registered entrants in the YTF this inspiration may also spill over to you with both these elite Australian Paratriathletes competing in this year’s Yeppoon Triathlon event.

Kate Doughty is a talented Australian who knows no limits when it comes to adversity and achievement. Born without a right hand, from an early age, Kate has always been determined and focused.

A 2015 Australian Paratriathlon Champion, Kate is currently ranked Top 9th in the World. A registered Psychologist (Industrial & Organisational), she also contributes to the community as the Patron for The Aussie Hands Foundation, a motivational speaker for organisations and schools, and as a mentor.

Katie Kelly has only recently come to compete as a PT5 athlete and was formally classified in this division in February 2015 after her eyesight had deteriorated to a legally blind status. She was born with Usher Syndrome, a rare deaf and blind degenerative condition. Her current goal is to make the Australian Paratriathlon team for the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Both ladies will also be attending our pre-race CarbLoading dinner where they will join our panel of other special guests to field questions from everyone who attends.

From all at the YTF we wish both Kate and Katie all the best in the Yeppoon Triathlon and also on their road to Rio, may your accomplishments far outweigh your goals.

You can follow and support both athletes on their Facebook pages:

Katie Doughty

Katie Kelly

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