Triathlon: Twigg targets world championships
Craig Twigg is targeting the World Ironman Championships, in Hawaii, next October.
But the county triathlete has to recover from a hamstring injury which has been plaguing him since May.
The problem struck again in the Ironman Wales event at Tenby, where Twigg had to pull out after 12km of the marathon.
He was four minutes behind the leaders after the 3.8km swim but produced a brilliant cycle ride on a tough 180km course to move up to third.
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Then disaster struck. "As soon as I started the marathon, my hamstring started to tighten up and I was really struggling to move effectively," said Twigg, who called it a day on the second of four laps.
"I knew it was the right decision," he said. "I want to qualify (for Hawaii) as a professional and it's done on ranking points with the races we do.
"I need to be in the world top-50 by September to qualify. I know I have a good chance and probably would have done it this year but for my injury."