By Andrew Dewhurst on 14/03/14 at 11:23 pm
New Zealand’s leading triathlete Andrea Hewitt has been somewhat under the radar so far this summer, preferring training over racing as she prepares for her 2014 season, one that clearly has Glasgow tagged as her pinnacle event.
Hewitt has already met the nomination criteria for the New Zealand team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and has not raced yet this summer. That though is about to change in the next two weeks as the world number 5 ranked triathlete competes first in Mooloolaba at the ITU World Cup this Saturday, and then in New Plymouth at the Port Taranaki ITU World Cup Sprint on March 23rd.
Hewitt took a peek ahead to the New Plymouth event as she prepared to depart for Australia and her first race for 2014 this weekend.
“I am really looking forward to racing in New Plymouth at the Port Taranaki World Cup race. I have raced there three times previously and I expect another great event. While the bike will be tough, the run is pretty flat this year so should make for some good racing and preparation for Auckland two weeks later. Just having this event here in New Zealand will be great though, it is nice racing at home, and obviously makes things easier without the travelling at this early stage of the season.”
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