How the Top Three Will Be Determined
The winners will be determined using a “Power Points” format – all five sport-classes in each gender will compete against a par time for their category. The winner, down through fifth place overall finishers for male and female paratriathletes will be determined by who comes closest to (or exceeds by the most) the par time for their category. Each finisher’s time will be divided by the par time to determine their Power Points. The Power Points will then be used to rank all finishers competing for the prize money to determine the victors.
Athlete A, a male PT1, finishes with a time of 2:11:07 vs. the PT1 par time of 2:13:.38 = 101.92 Power Points
Athlete B, a male PT5, finishes with a time of 2:05:34 vs. the PT5 par time of 1:57:02 = 93.20 Power Points
Athlete A is the winner even though his time is substantially slower than Athlete B’s.
2018 Par Times
The par times for each class are based on the fastest times at the NYC Triathlon for each sport-class except for the following:
- PT1 – Fastest time since the mandatory use of “long seat” handcycles in USAT competitions.
- PT4 – With new classifications, PT4 Par Score took the middle time between the old TRI-4 and TRI-5 Par Scores.
- PT5 – This class currently has a factoring system in ITU Sprint races for Visually Impaired B1 (totally blind) and B2/B3 (partially blind). The current factor is 3:18 for men and 3:48 for women. Since these times were for ITU Sprint distance racing and the Challenged Athletes International Championship is an Olympic distance triathlon (exactly double the distance), the times were double and listed below:
2018 Par Times
|Male Sub Class
||Female Sub Class
*NOTE: There currently is not an ITU factor for prosthetic equipment. If one is created, it will be applied appropriately to this event.
Example for male PT5: Athlete A is B1 (completely blind) and starts with athlete B who is B2/B3 (partially blind). Athlete B finishes first with a time of 2:05:00. Athlete A finishes behind him with a time of 2:11:00. Since athlete A is a B1, 00:06:36 will be subtracted from his time making his new factored time 2:04:24. Athlete A would win and his factored score would then be used to calculate his Par Score.