Alistair Brownlee "Sport is far off the list of priorities to resume after this"

He has decided to continue in the Olympic distance with the objective of his third Olympic gold.

The double Olympic triathlon champion, Alistair Brownlee, comments in an interview in sportsmole that sport is «way back in the list of things that should restart»After the coronavirus pandemic.

The 31-year-old triathlete had planned to return to the long distance after Tokyo 2020, but with the Games moved to 2021, has decided to continue in the Olympic distance aiming for his third Olympic gold.

However, in the interview he comments that You don't expect to find yourself competing in a competitive environment any time soon.

«I have no idea"He told the AP news agency when asked when he expected WTS to resume. "I don't think anyone knows the answer to that question.

"As for sports: yes, I would love for it to resume as soon as possible, but it could take a while."

"I think the important thing is that, while we are in this situation, it is appropriate that all possible resources be used to keep people healthy, healthy and alive."

"As much as sport is important to me and to many people, I think it is somewhere far off the list of things that should be restarted after this."

Alistair, in accordance with the postponement of the Games

Brownlee praised the International Olympic Committee for postponing the Tokyo Games in March, rather than waiting to see how the Covid-19 crisis unleashed.

«The IOC could have suspended them two, three or even four weeks later, it's really good that they didn't"He added.

«If it had been canceled in the absence of four or six weeks, we would be much more advanced in the preparation path than if it is more than three months away. So I think doing it at the time was really good. "

"I hope to be next year, depending on how it is.

«I have to qualify for the Olympics and it is still unknown how that will be. I do not know whether to do it later this year or early next year.

I really haven't thought about not participating in the games, now I try not to think too much about the future, just concentrating on what's important day by day or week by week instead of something left over a year «.

 Alistair Brownlee will launch a virtual online cycling experience on Airbnb on April 17; 100% of the proceeds will go to the Brownlee Foundation.


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