In February Britain’s world triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee incurred an Achilles tendon tear. For World Olympic Dreams, Emma Deakin, his physiotherapist, reveals that injury at this time of year won’t jeopardize Brownlee’s Olympic hopes and that he could actually become a better athlete as a result.
“Whilst there’s no time to waste in getting Alistair back to full fitness, thankfully his injury has not come at the worst time possible.
This is mainly due to him having the best winter’s training he’s ever had, after which he would have been having a bit of a break anyway. Instead, he is now working on a rehab program.
Initially this meant Alistair was wearing a protective boot to prevent any further injury, which is now off.
However, he’s not actually had to stop training at any point so we’ve been creative in matching his rehab to his normal training load during the week.
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