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- Updated: May 2, 2015
By Mark Etheridge
Commonwealth Games silver medallist in the team competition, triathlete Henri Schoeman has shrugged off the disappointment of last week’s Cape Town leg of the World Triathlon Series.
Schoeman ended 30th after looking for way better things on the day.
‘On the day my body was not ready to race,’ he told Road to Rio 2016.
‘I had many issues during the race and was not able to bring it home in the end,’ he said.
‘But still, a huge privilege to race in front of a home crowd and a big thank-you to all the people who came out and supported.
‘The course was great and racing through the stadium with the electrifying crowd was a spectacular experience.
‘It was a pity the swim was shortened. It felt better (warmer) than last year. But although it was shortened it wouldn’t have changed the fact that I was struggling on the day anyway.’
And Schoeman says he’ll learn from the experience. ‘I’m going to take some learning experiences from here and work on improving them and being 100% from my next events.
‘Next up is the African Championships next weekend and I hope to retain my title for the third consecutive time. Then it’s on to the Yokohama leg of the WTS series next weekend.’