Jane Egan

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Jane Egan
Personal information
Born (1970-08-25) August 25, 1970 (age 46)
Sport
Sport Paratriathlon
Disability class PT1
Updated on 20 April 2014.

Jane Egan is a British paratriathlete. She competes using a handcycle and a racing wheelchair. She was 2010, 2011 and 2013 World Champion and 2010, 2011 and 2012 and 2013 European Champion in her classification.[1]

Early life[edit]

Egan was born on 25 August 1970. She comes from Kilbarchan, near Glasgow.[1]

Sport[edit]

In 2007 Egan underwent surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon, causing complex regional pain syndrome[2] among other conditions, due to nerve trauma. As a result, she had to give up her career as a lawyer, and needs to use a wheelchair.[3][4]

Before her disability Egan took part in able-bodied sport. She started to take part in triathlon in 2009 and in 2010 was invited to be classified by the British Triathlon Federation. She is classified as a Tri1 paratriathlete.[1][2]

In 2010, she came first in both the International Triathlon Union World and European championships.[1][2] She then retained those titles in 2011.[1][5][6] In 2013, she won her third World and 4th European title.[7]

Egan was aiming to participate in the 2016 Summer Paralympics.[3] However, she will not compete as women's triathlon will not be held in her classification.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Jane Egan Profile". British Triathlon. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c http://www.jim-smith.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/220-article-part-1.pdf
  3. ^ a b "Paratriathlon Champion Jane Egan: 'My disability won't stop me'". The Gazette. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Inspiring Jane Egan". tri247.com. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "GB get gold in the paratriathalon". tri247.com. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Euro Champs: GB Paratriathlon medals.". tri247.com. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Triathlon.org". triathlon.org. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  8. ^ Heming, Tim (3 December 2014). "British Triathlon unveils 2015 paratri funding". www.220triathlon.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 30 December 2014.