Javier Gomez of Spain will begin his 2010 season by competing at the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Seoul. Due to a minor hip injury, the Spaniard had to sit out the Mooloolaba World Cup and the Series opener in Sydney.
Gomez explains that he went to several doctors in Brisbane and Noosa to consult what he had. However, it was not conclusive. “It looks like it was a problem in the piriformis muscle. I missed a few weeks of training, especially run training, so my fitness will not be the best for Seoul.”
Gomez’s coach thinks that Seoul would be good to test his form. “I have no high expectations for race day and would just like to go out and enjoy the race. We are already thinking of Madrid. I want to be fit and ready to try to win there. After seven months without racing, it’s going to be good to do one race before Madrid,” said Gomez.
For Gomez, his main goal is to race well in Madrid, Hamburg, London and Budapest. With or without Alistair Brownlee (current ITU World Champion), he feels that the pressure experiences is his own drive to be the best that he can be. “I don’t have more or less pressure if Alistair is racing or not, I just try to get myself ready to give my best when I compete. But it’s good that he is recovering well from his injury and coming back in Madrid. He is the world champion and I think we all want to race against the best.”