Nic Beveridge is an Australian Paralympic Triathlete who competes internationally in the PTWC (wheelchair) class. Nic’s international athlete profile is available to view courtesy of the International Triathlon Union (ITU). Nic chooses to compete in sprint (Paralympic) distance triathlons. Sprint distance triathlons comprise of a 750 metre swim, a 20 kilometre ride, and a 5 kilometre run.

Nic represented Australia in Triathlon (sprint distance) at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro where he placed 9th. It was the first time Triathlon had been included at a Paralympic Games. Nic has since represented Australia in Triathlon at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast where he won a silver medal. The next major event Nic is working towards is qualifying for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

How does Nic Beveridge compete in a Triathlon?

Paratriathlon consists of a number of competition classes to enable a diverse range of athletes the fairest chance to compete against others with a similar range of ability. A more detailed explanation of Paratriathlon is available courtesy of the ITU.  Nic Beveridge has been classified in the PTWC class. The PTWC class traditionally consists of athletes who rely on the use of a wheelchair. In order to compete in a Triathlon within the PTWC class – Nic swims with his upper body, rides using a recumbent handcycle and runs using a racing wheelchair. Athletes in the PTWC triathlon class are allowed to use one handler to assist with transitioning efficiently during a race.

Nic Beveridge riding a Carbonbike recumbent handcycle on the road during a race in Devonport Tasmania.
Nic riding his handcycle during a race. Photo: Emily Dimozantos/Triathlon Australia.
Nic Beveridge is on a blue athletics track pushing his racing wheelchair toward the sunlight
Nic pushing his racing wheelchair in training. Photo: Kye Wylde.