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Atkinson Pulls Out from Sydney Triathlon

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The opening race at the Dextro Energy Triathlon this Sunday will not have Olympian Courtney Atkinson in the roster of the men’s team for Australia. He was forced to step down from the competition due to his slow recovery from a virus.

On his website, Atkinson wrote the reasons for his pull out. “My recovery from the Mooloolaba World Cup wasn’t as good as expected and I had some unexpected complications ongoing from the illness I was carrying. It is a long season with 10-15 races planned over the next 5 months so this is a small hickup in a big year. I am so close to being 100% that it is such a hard decision not to race our home World Championship Race, but I think it is the right decision considering my aim is to Win the World Championship and 90% of that racing will be in Europe in…

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Moffatt Might join Sydney Triathlon List

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Emma Moffatt, 2009 world champion, is included in the team of four women and eleven men for the world championships series which kicks off and ends at the Sydney Opera House. By this weekend, she will confirm if she will get the chance to defend her crown as the reigning world triathlon champion on April 11 in Sydney. The same venue was used when the sport made it to the Olympics in 2000.

While awaiting the green light for the defense, Emma will be training her shoulders through a hard swim session on Saturday. Her shoulders suffered a fracture in an injury last January resulting from a bike crash. She remains uncertain of her swim fitness and has to test the waters again before making the decision.

Australian Institute of Sport triathlon coach Shaun Stephens leaves it all to the outcome of her training as he stated “I will be encouraging…

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