Clare Cunningham is a former Paralympic Champion swimmer and international paratriathlete who competed for Great Britain.
Clare took up triathlon 10 years ago for fun and then raced her first paratriathlon in June 2009, the British Championships, which she won. Clare went on to win the World and European Championships in the same year. Since then she has been a regular medallist at all ITU international paratriathlon events and championships.
In 2016 Clare competed in the inaugural Paralympic triathlon in Rio de Janeiro, 20 years after her previous appearance in a Paralympic Games. She finished 7th.
After four years on the UK Sport funded World Class Performance Programme, Clare retired from international paratriathlon after the 2016 Paralympic Games. In 2017 she changed her focus to longer distance racing and made her debut over the middle distance.