The Rio De Janiero Paralympics may still be two years away, but excitement is already building among Australia's para-triathletes.
It will be the first time the sport has been included in the Games, and Australia has a real chance of winning gold.
Four-time world champion Bill Chaffey has spent the past week in Canberra at the Australian Institute of Sport, using world-class technology to improve his technique as he prepares for the Games.
But Chaffey has not always been a para-triathlete.
While training for an ironman competition in 2005 he was involved in an accident that changed his life.
"I was struck from behind by a truck whilst doing some cycling training and that did all the damage," he said.
"Broken back in four places, pelvis, elbows and spinal cord damage as a result of that."
The Tweed Heads policeman is now an incomplete paraplegic. He is paralysed in his left leg and has limited movement in his right.
But Chaffey said initially, he did not realise how serious his injuries were.
"It was five days before I woke, I remember on that day speaking to my wife and asking her what day it was and she said it was Sunday," he said.
"I said thank God, I've got a week til the race, because that was my whole focus."
Chaffey spent a month in hospital followed by intensive rehabilitation sessions, and he said his return to the sport was only natural.
"It's not so much that I ever thought, I'm going to see what I can still do or I'm going to try this. It was just, I never thought I couldn't do any particular thing." he said.
Chaffey entered his first para-triathlon in 2008 and from there went on to win four world championships.
Now he has his eyes set on the 2016 Rio De Janiero Paralympics.
"The rest of the world want what I want, which is the gold medal," he said.
"And they're putting everything into their training and their federations are putting everything into their athletes."
Following the International Paralympic Committee's decision to include the sport in the Brazil Program, the Australian Institute of Sport established a para-triathlete squad.
The program utilises a host of experts, allowing an athlete's every move to be analysed and improved.
David Pease, a senior bio-mechanist at the AIS, said biomechanics was even more important when an athlete had a disability.
"Biomechanics is just crucial. You talk to physiologists and they often talk about that you need to have a big engine to be able to be successful at sport," he said.
"But if you kind of look at it the other way, if you have the body of a VW bug with a Ferrari engine in it, it's not going to go as fast. You need the big engine but you also need that structure around it and that technique to get the best out of your performance."
Para-triathlon Australia Manager Kathryn Periac said Chaffey's success has not gone unnoticed within the wider community.
"Bill is the pin-up boy of not only triathlon in Australia, but around the world. He's the big face for para-triathlon, he's one of the great athletes," she said.
But Chaffey remains humble about his success.
"I compete because I want to show how much I can do, and if other people see me competing and see how much I can do, I hope they believe they can do equally as much," he said.
"Just because you've got an injury doesn't mean you can't achieve in any particular field."
His next challenge will be at the World Triathlon Championships in Chicago later this month.