Breaking down barriers in hunt for triathlon success

Brant Garvey is set to compete at the ITU World Triathlon Games. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d405213
Brant Garvey is set to compete at the ITU World Triathlon Games. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d405213

Having already competed at an international level in wheelchair basketball and swimming, Garvey shifted his focus to the World Triathlon Final, and will next set his sights on the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Garvey recently embarked on a mission to raise $20,000 to purchase a running leg (running blade) which will increase his competition time and allow him to run without pain.

To date, running using the blade leg instead of his ‘everyday’ leg has allowed Brant to cut his 5km running time by 13 minutes.

Garvey will attempt a full Ironman Triathlon consisting of a 3.8km swim stage, 180km ride and 42km run in December.