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Brownlee On Comeback Trail

Alistair Brownlee, who suffered an achilles injury earlier this year, has stopped using a protective boot.

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Alistair Brownlee has stepped up his recovery from an achilles injury sustained last month, with his coach revealing on Monday that the Olympic gold medal contender has stopped using a protective boot.

The 23-year-old reigning triathlon world champion, and potential star of this summer’s Games in London, had his preparations disrupted when he tore the tendon in his left ankle at the end of February.

But Brownlee’s training is now getting closer to normality, with running sessions not far off. The former Leeds University student had only previously removed the boot twice a day to go swimming.

Alistair has been wearing an air cast as a precaution following the diagnosis of a slight tear to his left achilles, but he is now no longer using this,” Malcolm Brown, British Triathlon’s Olympic Programme Manager, told Sportsmail.

Read more: Dailymail.co.uk