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Australian triathlon star Emma Snowsill will not race in Australia’s biggest triathlon at Noosa this weekend.
Snowsill, a multiple world champion, has told organisers she will again be watching from the sidelines when more than 5000 triathletes contest Sunday’s 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run race in the Queensland resort town.
Snowsill, due to arrive back in Australia this week after watching boyfriend and fellow Olympic champion Jan Frodeno race the Xterra world titles in Hawaii, also missed the Noosa Triathlon last year.
The absence of the Beijing Olympic champion is a blow to organisers. Rising star Emma Jackson is now the favourite for this year’s race.
Despite being one of the youngest triathletes bidding for a spot at the London Olympics next year, Jackson has been one of the best performers on the international stage in 2011.
Read more: Heraldsun.com.au