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looks like just a breather - hopefully!
She doesn't seem to do things by half - so her idea of a breather would probably be my idea of incredibly busy.
by "other opportuinities in triathlon" wonder if she means trying for a spot on the Olympic team?
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I had the exact same thought when I read it.
Or media? Maybe something for the Olympics?
Definitely not the swim speed either... she did 1:01 in Kona?? Ok I know she had her accident two weeks before but that would surely be miles off?
I imagine it's more along the lines of charity work than further sporting success as has been speculated
Just found her statement. She said:
“I’ve given absolutely everything to Ironman over the past five years. However, this year I’ve decided to take a break as I would like to spend more time focusing on other pursuits including dedicating more time to my chosen charities, the publication of my book and more active promotion of the sport in the UK, as well as giving myself the chance to explore and seize new opportunities within triathlon and outside. I feel that I wouldn’t be able to pursue all of these different goals whilst simultaneously dedicating the energy and time needed to compete in Ironman events and treat them with the respect and complete dedication they deserve.
The past five years have been absolutely incredible and I am extremely happy, proud and content with everything that I have achieved in the sport – topping it all off with the race of my life in Kona last year. I have always seen triathlon as a part of my life, rather than the be all and end all, and am looking forward to a little more variety and balance by pursuing other interests, as well as spending more time with my family and friends. ETA.This interview with TE pretty much explains what she is up to linky thing