“I was at a training session and I went there with full confidence – if you were here last week in Brisbane, I did race … I went to training as planned, after that competition and trained quite well, very confident and then a few days after that I came out here and did another training session, full of confidence.”
“I went into some hurdle drills and some run throughs and just couldn’t do it. The thing with tendons is they spike very quickly … it’s just unfortunate that the time is now and my health comes first.”
The men’s triathlon is about to get underway, in what looks like miserable conditions. It’s windy and raining, but also still hovering around 27 degrees. Yuck. Australia have three competitors in the field of 38, with Jacob Birtwhistle the best fancied. The favourites though are the Brownlee brothers from England, followed by Richard Murray of South Africa.