Athletes Our athletes Faye McClelland As a Triathlete, I’ve pushed myself to the limit in three disciplines – swimming, cycling and running. I compete in the woman’s PT4 category which comprises of athletes with minor arm and leg impairments. After reaching the top at a national level, I went on to win multiple European titles and won the women’s World Paratriathlete title four years consecutively. I have recently reached the pinnacle of my career representing Team GB at the Rio Paralympics. I narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing in 4th place. Despite this, the experience will be something that will stay with me forever and it was such an honour to be part of the biggest show on earth. I will definitely be a proud Paralympian forever. I was born without my left hand but this hasn’t stopped me from constantly challenging myself and pursuing life to the full. I took up competitive sport in my late twenties and whilst working as a fitness instructor, a colleague challenged me to do the run section as part of a triathlon relay. I took on the challenge and absolutely loved the experience. Following this I set myself a goal to race in a full distance triathlon. From that point on, there would be no looking back. I had found my calling. Whilst training as a full time athlete, I studied physiotherapy for three years graduating from the University Of Brighton in 2013. I later received an alumni award for my sporting and academic achievements. Giving Back By overcome my own physical barriers, I strive to be a positive role model for young people aspiring athletes, women and disability. I’ve developed exceptional communication and interpersonal skills from my former years working within the fitness Industry teaching numerous classes and also as a physiotherapist helping to rehabilitate others. As an elite athlete undertaking numerous media appearances and motivational talks, I endeavour to educate and inspire individuals to pursue their goals and ambitions regardless of their circumstances, background or disability.