Brownlee 'feeling strong' ahead of triathlon return

Brownlee 'feeling strong' ahead of triathlon return

11 May 2017 / 18:07

Jonathan Brownlee says he is feeling strong ahead of his return to triathlon action following a period on the sidelines through injury.

The two-time Olympic silver medallist will go for glory in the World Triathlon Series in Yokohama, Japan, on Saturday, after missing earlier rounds in Abu Dhabi and Gold Coast.

He will be part of a nine-strong British team, including Olympic bronze medal winner Vicky Holland, and last week’s ITU World Cup winner Non Stanford.

And the 27-year-old from West Yorkshire says he is feeling fit and confident as he returns to action.

“It’s good to be back in Japan, and it’s good to be back racing,” he said.

“I’ve been feeling strong in training, so I hope everything comes together for a good result on Saturday." 

Welsh athlete Stanford, meanwhile, is hoping to carry momentum into the event after her win in Chengdu last weekend.

“I’m feeling fairly relaxed and happy following the win in Chengdu,” the 28-year-old said. “I’m looking forward to doing my first full distance race of the season and seeing where I am.”

Holland missed the event in Chengdu with a calf problem, but is hoping to compete on Saturday.

Squad

Jonathan Brownlee
Vicky Holland
Non Stanford
Lucy Hall
Jessica Learmouth
Gordon Benson
Tom Bishop
Sophie Coldwell
Adam Bowden

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