Scoop.co.nz: Kiwis Prepare to ‘Sprint’ Around Hyde Park
London is the next stop on the ITU World Triathlon Series circuit and a host of New Zealanders will line up on the sprint course at Hyde Park, in the heart of the city that still brings to the surface fond memories of the 2012 Olympic Games triathlon when some of the biggest crowds of the Games lined every metre of the course.
For the men, Tony Dodds and Ryan Sissons will proudly wear the silver fern, with Dodds in an upbeat mood as he returns to the WTS after sitting out recent events in Cape Town and Yokohama.
“This year has been pretty good to me so far, everything has gone to plan nicely so I have had some good training blocks, my body doesn’t usually handle having too many race in a row so it’s been a blessing I’ve been able to race well when I can,” said 18th ranked Dodds.
“This race is going to be super-fast with both the Brownlees there, so ideally I will be in position in that front group. It’s been going well the past four weeks, with a bit of different training so we will see what sort of impact that has. But this race, our first in Europe, is also about the travel and seeing how well we can overcome jet lag and different conditions. But I will be going into the race the same way as usual, and that’s to go out and have some fun, take care of the process and we will be all kosher!” Read the full article here.