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Status Uncertain For Paula Findlay

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Aug 2, 2011

Injury may keep Edmonton’s Findlay out of London triathlon.

Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

Paula Findlay will travel to London this week to defend her title in the World Championship Series triathlon on Saturday, but there’s a chance a lingering hip injury will keep her out of the race.

Patrick Kelly, the Edmonton athlete’s coach, said Monday the right hip injury that forced the 22-year-old Findlay to withdraw from a World Cup race in Edmonton on July 10 is not yet 100-per-cent recovered.

“There has been some improvement,” Kelly said in a telephone interview from the French ski resort of Les Angles in the Pyrenees. “It’s a tender area that can be slow to recover, but it is showing good improvement.

“It is not clear yet if she will be able to go in and be competitive on race day.”

Findlay first injured the hip during a training run in Victoria on June 30. A small tear in her right rectus femoris muscle, which is involved in hip flexion, was diagnosed about a week later, days before the Edmonton race.

Read more: Edmonton Journal

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