Kelly Worrell, paratriathlete and member of Echelon Health & Fitness, recently made her World Triathlon Para Series debut in Yokohama, Japan. Kelly won gold in the PTS4 classification with a time of 1:25:30.
Through rainy conditions, the elite paratriathletes as they took on a 750m swim, 20km bike, and 5k run in Yokohama, the first of four events of the 2022 World Triathlon Para Series.
Kelly was joined by three fellow Team USA gold medalists: Kyle Coon (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Grace
Norman (Jamestown, Ohio), and Melissa Stockwell (Colorado Springs, Colo.).
Along with her recent victory, Kelly was also named an Elite Paratriathlon Development Athlete of the Year, for her breakout performances in 2021.
Kelly’s 2021 highlights included winning the women’s PTS4 race at the Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon and finishing second at the Americas Triathlon Para Championships in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. She then went on to place second at the Toyota USA Triathlon Paratriathlon National Championships.
Kelly is the assistant director of the Athletes With Disabilities Network Northeast based in Moorestown, New Jersey, and co-founder of Swim Bike Run 4 Equality, whose mission is to offer opportunities to increase diversity and inclusion in the sport of triathlon. She is also a member of the 2022 USA Triathlon Foundation Ambassador team.
The next World Triathlon Para Series will be held in Montreal on July 8.
Congratulations to Kelly from everyone at Echelon Health and Fitness! We wish you continued success in your upcoming races.