About the project

I still can’t help but smile when I think about that incredible moment when I won Australia’s first the gold medal in Paratriathlon at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. 

But now, it's a new goal. Tokyo 2020. And so my long journey has started. To get there I’ve got a super coach in Dan Atkins, and a new Guide, Briarna Silk.

To compete against the best means a new tandem bike, being made in California, at a cost of $28,000. 

Many of you who helped me with my first tandem which will be donated in time to a sports museum with the names of all contributors. Now I need to raise the $28,000 to cover all costs for the new tandem.

So I‘m humbly asking for your support again.

About Katie

Katie Kelly competes as a Vision Impaired (PTVI) Paratriathlete on the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Paratriathlon race series. Katie won Australia's first medal in Paratriathlon where the sport made its debut at the 2016 Rio Paralympics with Michellie Jones as her Guide. Together they would also win the 2015 and 2017 World Championships. 


Paratriathlon is a multidisciplinary endurance sport that consists of a 750m swim; 20km bike ride and a 5km run. For the race as a Vision Impaired athlete I compete with a Guide. The athlete and guide are tethered for the swim, ride on a tandem bike and are tethered again for the run. 

Usher Syndrome:

Katie Kelly was born with Usher Syndrome, a rare deaf and blind degenerative condition. Usher Syndrome is a genetic disorder. The symptoms and signs of Usher Syndrome generally include:

  • Hearing loss leading to deafness
  • Loss of vision leading to blindness
  • Balance problems
  • There is no cure

Thank you for your support, in any capacity, it is valued and appreciated.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

  • Troy Grice

    Go KK & Bri!

  • David Bugden

    Best of luck KK, very proud of you!!

  • Grace Lancken

    Great work KK. You are amazing!

  • Peta Lesnie

    KK, my friend, I’m supporting you gals all the way!!!! Love Pete x

  • Gavin Sullivan

    I hope it\'s shiny! Enjoy Gav, Bex, Lottie & Barney

  • John Murtagh

    Best of luck in Tokyo 2020!

  • David Martin

    All us here at Finlaysons are right behind you Katie and proud to support you.

  • Jo Dalby

    My sister was born totally blind. Growing up and understanding her situation, and training as a weekend warrior myself for triathlons, i salute you for your strength of mind. Good luck and i look forward to following your achievements in the future.

  • Sarah Richmond

    Wishing you all the luck in the world Katie and Briarna on your Tokyo goal xx

  • Carolyn Thompson

    You\'ve got that olympic gold medal winning attitude KK. We believe in you! xxxxx

  • Frances Murray

    Hi Katie Get on your bike! Best of luck Fran Murray

  • kristie keast

    All the best for raising funds for the new tandem Katie!

  • Terry and Elechia Jones

    KK we love watching you chase your dreams. The work you are doing to suooort others as well is amazing, you are so inspiring. Love Terry and EJ xx

  • Paul and Jen Biddle

    Katie, you are a fantastic Australian and such an inspiration to so many people, good luck with the training & the prep for 2020, here\'s to another gold!....big love x the Biddle\'s

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