Jacobs out of 2015 Ironman world title race
FORMER world Ironman champion Pete Jacobs has withdrawn from this year’s event due to illness.
The Noosa-based athlete made the decision due to “an illness disrupting his training for a few weeks”.
“Unfortunately last week I was hit with an illness that has interrupted my training,” he said.
“I needed my preparation to go smoothly, with no interruptions, to have a chance at getting to Kona in good enough shape to have a solid race.
“Instead, I am excited to extend my racing season and will focus on racing well at Noosa Triathlon and two or three 70.3 races before the end of 2015.”
Jacobs has toed the start line in Kona seven times, finishing in the top 10 on four of those appearances. In 2011 he was runner-up, finishing second to three-time Ironman world champion Craig Alexander, then finding the winning formula in 2012.