Ben Hoffman out of Kona

The American triathlete will not be in the World Championship due to a stress fracture. 

Ben Hoffman published the news on social networks "I pushed my limits in training to achieve a top finish in Kona, and unfortunately this time I crossed the limit", said. “I have to announce that I will not be competing in this year's edition of the IRONMAN World Championship due to a stress fracture fourth degree sacrum

I am beyond disappointed, but we are regrouping and doing what we can to move forward and get back to the top. Thank you to everyone who supports this effort. I will still be on the island to support my teammates and sponsors, and I want to wish everyone the best of luck."

Hoffman, has been six times winner of an Ironman and finished second in Kona in 2014, 4º in 2016 and was 9º last year

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