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Australia’s Olympic triathlon gold medalist Emma Snowsill is back home to start her 2011 competition season after a four-month base training camp in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town in South Africa.
Snowsill will race in Australia for the first time in two years when she lines up in what will be a “who’s who” of the triathlon world at the ITU World Cup in Mooloolaba (March 26 and 27) before what promises to be a spectacular opening round of the 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series in Sydney.
And she revealed how she has developed the baboon shuffle as she was forced to sidestep the feisty monkeys on her mountain treks.
“Baboons on the road… that is always an interesting one. That is probably the one time when you didn’t want to have a banana in your back pocket when you are running up a mountain,” Snowsill revealed in an interview with Ian Hanson.
For the Olympic champion and three-time world champion it will be the first time she will have raced in Sydney, although she has vivid memories of the 2000 Olympics.
“Obviously for me it was one of the first races I ever got to watch was the Sydney Olympics so it is a very special place in my memory,” said Snowsill.
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