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Hotchkiss out of Vitruvian

The reigning Vitruvian champ Jonathan Hotchkiss has been forced to pull out of this weekend's race.

Jonathan Hotchkiss, the two time Vitruvian winner and course record holder, has been forced to pull out of this year’s event. Hotchkiss, a recent 220 feature star (‘Bouldered Over’, issue 236), has cited stress induced over-training syndrome along with adrenal fatigue as the reasons for his absence.

The illnesses have also put paid to the rest of his 2009 season, resulting in another injury/illness plagued year for the professional triathlete (wheat intolerance led to a disappointing opening half of 2008, before end of season wins at Bala and Vitruvian).

Hotchkiss’ no-show denies him the chance to race against Spencer Smith and Thomas Hellriegel in what looks like being one of the season’s most exciting and intriguing line-ups. We’re on Eurobike/Monaco 70.3 duty this weekend, but will keep you posted here early next week on Vitruvian’s race action. Issue 240 will have a full race report.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.