A young man from Bearspaw is representing Canada in Rio De Janeiro at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Stefan Daniel will be a part of history as he competes in the inaugural Paralympic Triathlon on Saturday Sept. 10.

The 19 year old has already won 3 international triathlon medals representing Canada, including gold at the 2015 World Championships, Daniel says he's excited to represent Canada at a large scale event like the Paralympics.

"I've represented Canada a few times but nothing on this type of stage," he says. "I know I'll be representing everybody at home, and I'm just going to give everything I can for them."

Daniel shares it's thrilling to be making para-triathlon history.

"It's gonna be exciting just having this as the first para-triathlon at the Paralympic Games, it's going to be a huge moment for the sport."

It's been a long journey to Rio for Daniel, he moved to Victoria this year to train with the top Canadian Triathletes, and be in the same city as his coach Carolyn Murray.

"It's been fun , I've had a good year, I'm in good shape, and I'm ready to race."

The Paralympic Triathlon involves a 750-metre swim, a 20 kilometre bike, and a five kilometre run.

"My favourite part is the run by far, I'm a runner at heart, I do cross country running for the Dinos, it's been my favourite part since I was a kid."