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Brownlee suffers left Achilles tear

He still plans to compete in San Diego in May.

The BBC reports that Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee, the current ITU World Champion, has suffered a small tear to his left Achilles tendon.

Brownlee is wearing an air cast as a precaution, and fully expects to race at ITU World Triathlon San Diego on Saturday May 12.

“Obviously this isn’t an ideal situation, but I can say that this has been his best winter’s training, probably ever. We had scheduled a break from training at the end of the winter period anyway, so I am not overly concerned at this stage,” said Malcolm Brown, one of Brownlee’s personal coaches and British Triathlon’s Olympic performance group manager.

Get the full story at the BBC.