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Emma Jackson To Kick Off 2012 Season This Weekend

Olympic hopeful Emma Jackson will make her race debut for the year at the Seven Sunshine Coast Enduro Triathlon.

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Olympic hopeful Emma Jackson will make her race debut for the year at the Seven Sunshine Coast Enduro Triathlon on Sunday Feb. 5, in what is shaping up as the biggest year of her young career as she embarks on her path to securing a place in the Australian team to contest the London Games in August. Twenty-year old Jackson finished the 2011 season as Australia’s highest ranked female, finishing fourth in the World Series.

“This will be a great event to kick start my 2012 racing season, I am doing the race so I can get a good hit out before my major races start later in March and to see where I am at with my training.

“I am hoping to have a solid performance at Caloundra in the different but tough short Enduro format,” she said.

Brisbane based Jackson is taking nothing for granted despite her outstanding 2011 season and knows there is still a lot of work to be done to be considered for selection to join Emma Moffatt on the team, the only female nominated for early selection. Olympic champion Emma Snowsill will return from her South African training base in early March to contest the Mooloolaba ITU World Cup and opening round of the ITU World Championship Series in Sydney to press for selection.

Read more: Trizone.com.au