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Alistair Brownlee To Miss ITU San Diego Race

The world champ has officially said he will not be able to race at the ITU World Triathlon Series in San Diego.

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The world champ has officially said he will not be able to race at the ITU World Triathlon Series in San Diego in May.

Great Britain’s triathlon world champion Alistair Brownlee says he is hopeful of making the Olympic Games despite a tear to his Achilles.

The 23-year-old from Yorkshire is back in light training after suffering the injury last month.

But Brownlee will miss a planned return at the San Diego World Triathlon Series event in May.

“There’s plenty of time and my focus at the moment is just getting it healthy,” he told BBC Radio 5 live.

Brownlee is the reigning world and European champion, having beaten younger brother Jonny into second place for the world title in Beijing last year.

He is unsure when he will return to action.

“It depends how long it takes to clear up and for me to get back to training normally,” said Brownlee, whose foot was in a protective cast for three weeks.

Read more: Bbc.co.uk