The 2012 IRONMAN world champion withdraws from the big race.

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Pete Jacobs announced on his website today that he has withdrawn from the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship, presented by GoPro. The 2012 IRONMAN world champion cited that his decision was the result of illness that disrupted his training.

« Kona is close to my heart, and I love racing there, » the Australian wrote on his website. « There is no greater feeling in all of triathlon than being on that start line in the best shape of your life, except for crossing the line first. And neither of those things were a chance of happening without the most perfect preparation ever. I am taking the time to build up my health, and approach next year with a fresh mind and rested body. »

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