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Morrison out of Challenge

Janelle Morrison will not be competing in the Valley First Challenge Penticton on Aug. 24.

Morrison isn’t competing because she is saving her energy for the Subaru Ironman 70.3 Muskoka near Toronto on Sept.7. Morrison is now fully recovered from a foot injury which bothered her for more than a year and forced her to pull out of Challenge Penticton last year.

“I just didn’t want to shock my body into something too much too soon,” said Morrison. “I want to build over the season. I’ve made some mistakes of doing things too quickly. To do an Ironman in August would really mean having to shut things down for a bit.”

“I will be at Challenge Penticton,” said Morrison. “I’m definitely going to be around and be as much support as I can to athletes and the community. I think next year I probably will compete.”

However, Morrison then said she wants to talk to the organizers to see if they will allow her to do the swim.

“It would be good experience to do,” she said. “I’m focusing things differently.”

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