Alistair Brownlee Achilles Tear [Updated]

  • By Paul Moore
  • Published February 23, 2012

As we reported earlier, Alistair Brownlee has suffered a slight tear in his Achilles that has hampered his preparation for the Olympics.

The ITU World Champion will be forced to wear a protective boot for the next couple of weeks, before returning to training.

The injury should not impact Brownlee’s race schedule as he prepares for London 2012, with his first major event taking place in San Diego in May.

“Obviously this isn’t an ideal situation, but I can say that this has been his best winter’s training, probably ever,” Malcolm Brown (one of Brownlees’s coaches) told the BBC. “We had scheduled a break from training at the end of the winter period anyway, so I am not overly concerned at this stage.

“He is swimming every day, and will train on a static bike today.:

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Paul Moore

Paul Moore

Paul Moore is the Online Editor for Triathlete Europe. When not glued to a computer he can be found writing books - most recently Ultra Performance: The Psychology of Endurance Sports and The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges. Both are available on Amazon. Paul has also written Ultimate Triathlon: A complete training guide for long-distance triathletes which is also available on Amazon.