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|DOB||27 Mar 1988 (age 25)|
Royal Marine Commando Joe Townsend lost both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2008.
He completed the Ironman UK triathlon in Bolton in July 2011. Read the Ministry of Defence report on this event. He has since completed the event again, and qualified for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, where he finished second in the disability category in a time of 11:35:52 (2012).
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.
Joe is a member of the UK Sport World Class Lottery Funded British Paraltriathlon squad and competes in the Tri1 category.
Follow Joe on Twitter @joetownsend1664.
Joe Townsend Latest ITU events...
- 14th Jun 20132013 Alanya ETU Triathlon European Championships3rd
- 20th Oct 20122012 Barfoot&Thompson World Triathlon Grand Final Auckland6th
- 20th Apr 20122012 Eilat ETU Triathlon European Championships3rd