U.S. Women Sweep PT2 Podium at ITU Paratriathlon World Championships


Allysa Seely of Glendale, Arizona, Hailey Danisewicz and Melissa Stockwell, both of Chicago, took home all three medals in the Women’s PT2 division of the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships on Sept. 18, making a substantial contribution to the United States’ medal count at the event.

Danisewicz and Stockwell, both members of the local Dare2tri paratriathlon club, finished the 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run in 1:25:45 and 1:26:07, respectively.

“This is our third sweep of the year,” Stockwell said. “It’s safe to say that the PT2 women are dominating, which is absolutely amazing. It’s really cool to see all USA on that podium, and I’m proud to be part of it.”

Four other Americans medaled in the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, with Aaron Scheidies of Seattle taking gold in the men’s PT5 competition and Kendall Fretsch of Madison, Wisconsin winning the women’s PT1 race. Krige Schabort of Rome, Georgia and Grace Norman of Jamestown, Ohio took second in men’s PT1 and women’s PT4.

Complete results from the race are available online.