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I’m really not happy to have to say I’m unable to race one of the toughest triathlons on the circuit.

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Anyone who knows me will know I love to race! It’s what I train for! You may say, surely that’s what everyone trains for but you might be interested to here that some prefer to train than race! Racing is where you test yourself (body and mind) to the limit against the best triathletes in the world. Unfortunately I have to give in to the condition of my body on this occasion and get it right for the rest of the season.

When I joined up with Darren in San Diego I had an achilles issue which we monitored and worked hard to get to Abu Dhabi. I knew I wasn’t 100% when I got off the flight – the achilles was sore and this was a big problem. It was a horrible feeling not to be in my best possible condition for the first race. With this in mind I have chosen to get the injury sorted now rather than let it linger on through the year so I can compete at my best!

I’m working closely with Darren and Lisa Studach our team physio out here. My main goal this year is in August – the Olympic test event in Rio – and the WTS Grand Final in September. Both of these are GB selection races so I need to make sure I am ready physically and mentally. I still want to have a good series with consistent performances but Rio and Chicago will take priority.

With the great support I get from Team GB, my D-Squad & Partners I couldn’t be in better hands.

At the minute I am on the GC and training is going well and am enjoying being back here. I’m so gutted to miss Auckland especially as things went so well there last year. It’s been a difficult choice to make but one I know will benefit my season in the long run.

I hope you are all training hard and hitting some early targets you set yourselves. If you’ve hit a little bump like I have, don’t worry its only March and there’s a long way to go this season. Keep training hard!

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Top British female Triathlete Jodie Stimpson will support Threadneedle’s triathlon programme

Monday, March 16th, 2015

LONDON, 16 March 2015: Threadneedle Investments (Threadneedle), a leading international investment manager and global financial services sponsor of the ITU World Triathlon Series, today announces that female British triathlete and double gold Commonwealth medallist, Jodie Stimpson, will be supporting its triathlon programme. Jodie will be providing clients and employees with insights to her season, training tips and support for the Threadneedle Team Triathlons which take place during 2015 in London, Hamburg and Stockholm.

 Jodie Stimpson is the Commonwealth Champion in both the individual and mixed team relay, she finished 4th in the Threadneedle Rankings in the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series, topping the podium in Cape Town and Auckland last season. 

Double Commonwealth Gold Medallist Jodie Stimpson said: “I am thrilled to be working with Threadneedle.  After a great season in 2014, 2015 will be even bigger with Olympic qualification on the line. I look forward to sharing my passion for the sport with Threadneedle clients and employees and helping to encourage new people into the sport.”

Gary Collins, Head of EMEA Sales, Wholesale for Threadneedle, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Jodie in 2015, she is an inspiring triathlete and fantastic role model. Triathlon is a sport rapidly growing in popularity around the world and we look forward to working with Jodie to support our clients and employees participating in the Threadneedle Team Triathlon events.”

Alison Jefferis, Head of Corporate Communications at Threadneedle said: “The ITU World Triathlon Series is the pinnacle of the sport attracting competitors, both elite and general participants, from all around the globe. Jodie is the perfect partner for us and an excellent example of the Threadneedle corporate values of excellence, respect and integrity. With the 2015 season underway we know that Jodie will help make our triathlon sponsorship even more successful.”

In 2014 Threadneedle announced its commitment to a three-year partnership with the International Triathlon Union (ITU) as the Global Financial Services partner for the ITU World Triathlon Series. Having just commenced its seventh year, the ITU World Triathlon Series this year has been extended to ten world-class events in Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Gold Coast, Cape Town, Yokohama, London, Hamburg, Stockholm, Edmonton with the Grand Final in Chicago, USA.

The London Event – the 2015 Vitality World Triathlon London – will be held on 30-31st May in Hyde Park, where over 200 Threadneedle clients and employees will compete in the Threadneedle Team Triathlon on the same course as the elite athletes.

All elite women’s and men’s races will be broadcast live to an international TV audience in more than 160 countries, as well as streamed online.

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