14 Jul 2014

Hewitt fourth in Hamburg

11:38 am on 14 July 2014

The New Zealand triathlete Andrea Hewitt has signalled she's in good form heading towards this month's Commonwealth Games after finishing fourth in the Hamburg World Triahtlon series sprint race.

Hewitt was the best of the New Zealanders on a day that highlighted the varied stages of 'rest' that the New Zealanders are at in the lead-up to Glasgow in under two weeks, with Tony Dodds finishing 10th in the men's race.

Nicky Samuels was 18th, Kate McIlroy 26th and Ryan Sissons 20th.

American Gwen Jorgensen won the women's race and Britain's Alistair Brownlee the men's.

Hewitt spoke of the disruption to her programme with fiancée and Coach Laurent Vidal suffering a heart attack some weeks ago.

"I had two weeks in France with Laurent at the end of April, I was at the hospital twice a day every day. During that time nothing was structured, it was difficult but that is past us now. This gives me confidence for Glasgow, I had a good swim, right up in the middle with that front group."