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Hewitt and Sissons continue Rio preps

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 9/06/2016

Andrea Hewitt and Ryan Sissons will continue their build-up to the Olympics by competing in England in the latest round of the world triathlon series.

The competition in Leeds this weekend will be Sissons' first since he was confirmed in the team for Rio in August.

"I'm looking for another solid race," he said.

"Training has been going well and I'm just looking to put together a strong all-round performance before the next big block of training begins."

Hewitt, who last October became the first athlete selected for the New Zealand team for Rio, has been in excellent form this season.

She finished on the podium at the series' Gold Coast round in April and was fourth at the last stop in Yokohama in May.

She tuned up for Leeds, which is making its debut on the circuit, with a dominant win in Germany last weekend.

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