Justin Metzler withdraws from racing Ironman Wisconsin due to a “long-term Achilles injury”

(Photo: Instagram Justin Metzler)

In about two weeks time, America’s Justin Metzler was bound to race Ironman Wisconsin, but unfortunately for the pro triathlete, an injury got in his way. “I just wanted to send out a quick update that I will be unable to race Ironman Wisconsin. I’ve been managing a long term Achilles injury that has prevented me from doing the run training recently that I felt was required”, Metzler announced.

“I do believe that everything happens for a reason, and I need to get a firmer grasp on this Achilles problem before executing the Ironman I know I’m capable of”, Metzler continues to say. “I’m still in the process of sorting out where and when I’ll race for the remainder of the season. Step one is getting 100 percent healthy. I am very motivated and inspired to prove myself a few more times across the 70.3 and Ironman distance.”

Metzler was having a great season so far, winning an Ironman 70.3 event: Ironman 70.3 Oregon, but also being on the podium at Ironman 70.3 Boulder and Ironman 70.3 Eagleman. On Jul. 24 this year, Metzler also raced to a great ranking in a Long Distance, as he took 4th at Ironman Lake Placid.