Track and Field

Courtesy of US Paralympics

Athletes compete according to their functional classifications in each event and these events are continually being redefined to include as many athletes as possible. Athletics includes:

• Track events: Sprint (100m, 200m, 400m), Middle Distance

(800m, 1500m), Long Distance (5,000m, 10,000m) and Relay

races (4x100m, 4x400m)

• Road event: Marathon

• Jumping events: High Jump, Long Jump and Triple Jump

• Throwing events: Discus, Shot Put, Javelin

• Combined events: Pentathlon (track and road events, jumping

events and throwing events, depending on the athletes'


The rulebook for track and field can be found at Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports USA