Para triathlete Stefan Daniel prepping for World Triathlon Para Series Montreal

The best Para triathletes in the world are getting ready for the 2023 World Triathlon Para Series Montreal in the Parc Jean-Drapeau on July 8th. Stefan Daniel, a Calgary athlete, will be competing at the highest level during the event. BCN’s Micah Quinn chatted with Daniel to hear about his incredible story of making it to the top of his field.

Stefan Daniel was born with bilateral radial club hand, and it hasn’t held him back.

Daniel is a quadruple World Champion and made history in 2016 becoming the first triathlete ever to win a Paralympic Games medal with a silver in Rio.

He has been a constant presence at the top of his class since Rio, winning three straight world titles from 2017 to 2019. 

Daniel will be competing for Canada in the 2023 World Triathlon Para Series in Montreal.

The Para triathletes will go head-to-head trying to complete a 750 m swim course, 22.5 km bike course and the 5 km run course in the visual impairment, standing or wheelchair class.

Daniel also takes part in cross-country running for the University of Calgary, where he helped lead the Dinos to two consecutive U Sports titles in 2018 and 2019. 

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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