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Jodie Stimpson is feeling "excited" as she prepares to return from a six-month lay-off in Friday's World Triathlon Series race in Abu Dhabi.
The Briton, 28, suffered a season-ending Achilles injury after just missing out on selection for last summer's Olympic Games in Rio.
"Missing Rio was absolutely devastating," she said. "It's the worst thing I've had to go through.
"It's always going to be in the back of my head but that feeling drives me on."
Having missed the Olympics, the 2014 Commonwealth champion put her energies into winning the World Triathlon Series, only to have her hopes dashed by injury.
She makes her comeback in the first race of the new season, with qualification for the 2018 Commonwealth Games one of her priorities.
Having been based in Morzine in the French Alps with coach Darren Smith, she spent her first winter at home for eight years after switching to the British Triathlon set-up in Loughborough under head coach Ben Bright.
"It was probably my most challenging winter," said Stimpson, who won last year in Abu Dhabi.
"It was definitely a slower progression than I'm used to but things have finally started to come together and I'm excited to get out there and start the season off."Jonny Brownlee helped over finish line by brother Alistair in Mexico
What about the rest of the British team?
Olympic bronze medallist Vicky Holland will sit out the opening race of the season along with Non Stanford, who finished fourth in Rio. Fellow Olympian Helen Jenkins will miss the entire season as she is pregnant.
Lucy Hall, Jess Learmonth, Sophie Coldwell and Georgia Taylor-Brown will all be seeking to make an impression this year.
Of the men's team, double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee is focusing on longer ironman events, but will defend his world series title in Leeds, his home city, on 10-11 June.
Younger brother Jonny, the Olympic silver medallist, will focus on becoming world champion, having been pipped to the title by Mario Mola in dramatic circumstances last year. He is expected to make his series debut in the Gold Coast in April.
With Commonwealth places up for grabs, Gordon Benson, the third member of the Olympic men's team in Rio, Adam Bowden, Tom Bishop, Marc Austin and Gordon Sheldon will seek to make their mark on the eight-race series.
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