The ache in Paula Findlay’s right hip has subsided, so she’s understandably “happier than I’ve been since last year,” and still hoping to be fit and race ready for the women’s triathlon at the Summer Olympics in London.
So is Triathlon Canada, for that matter, for obvious reasons. That’s why they’ve deployed all manner of resources to help the 23-year-old Edmontonian try to regain the form that produced five World Triathlon Series victories in 2010-11.
When healthy, Findlay dominated the International Triathlon Union circuit. But she hasn’t started a race since the WTS Grand Final in Beijing last Sept. 9 (she did not finish). She hasn’t completed one since she finished a disappointed, injury-slowed second at the national championships in Kelowna, B.C., on Aug. 21.