Disability no barrier for paratriathlon athletes

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Aubert Caron-Guillemette in action during the seated speed-skating team event at the Quebec Winter Paratriathlon.

Skating or skiing without seeing where you're going may sound like a daunting experience, but Simon Tremblay is used to it. Tremblay, who is blind from birth, took the silver medal in the solo event in Saturday's winter paratriathlon on the Plains of Abraham.

"You need to follow the track," says Tremblay. "In a lot of places on the ski course there weren't ski prints to follow.