Snowsill is confident that she will be ready for the opening round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship in Sydney on April 10.
She has been getting treatment in the last week and was advised not to run in an attempt to get it right before Mooloolaba although it hasn’t affected her swimming or cycling.
“It’s really a precautionary measure not to compete this weekend. Although I’m eager to race again I have to resist the temptation and think of the bigger picture. The complaint is a minor one with some inflamation in my heel."
“I made the decision not to race with my coach and physio to give my ankle the best chance to completely heal,” said Snowsill from her Noosa base.Mooloolaba has been a good omen for Snowsill in previous years, her epic battle with Portugals Vanessa Fernandes in 2008 will long be remembered.
“I'm really disapointed not to be competing but will still be involved in the weekend with a lot activities.”“I saw Emma last week and she complained of a minor heel complaint and Triathlon Australia is certainly fully supportive of her decision to withdraw from Mooloolaba,” Stephens said.
“Triathlon is a very demanding sport these days and when you have Olympic selection on top of everything else, you can’t afford to take any chances."For further event information check out www.usmevents.com.au