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Roberts roars back in UK after lengthy injury break

Two-time Olympian Kate Roberts has bounced back from a lengthy foot injury and ended second in this weekend’s Blenheim Palace triathlon in the United Kingdom, writes Mark Etheridge.

The Bloemfontein born and now Pretoria based athlete clocked 67min 33min for the sprint distance event (750-metre swim, 20km ride and slightly more than 5km run) and ended in 26th position overall.

Winner was Great Britain’s Emma Pallant in 66:49 while Roberts’ splits were 9:42 for the swim, 32:53 for the bike ride and 20:53 for the run.

Roberts told Road to Rio 2016: “It was a great feeling after a disappointing showing at the World Triathlon Series in London the previous week. Unfortunately my wheel spoke broke in London and I cycled 20km with my brakes rubbingÔǪ it was a tough day out at the office.

“I was really happy with the result given that I have been injured and out of running for almost three months.

“I obviously have a lot of work to get back to my best but this result was a step in the right direction and proved to me that I am still able to race at a high level. I was rather devastated after London WTS.”

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