Aileen Reid finished in a disappointing 24th place in Saturday's opening World Series event of 2015 in Abu Dhabi.
The Derry triathlete came in 94 seconds behind winner Gwen Jorgensen, with fellow American Kate Zaferes second and Bermuda's Flora Duffy in third.
Reid will compete in the new two World Series races in Auckland and the Gold Coast in Australia before deciding her programme for the rest of the season.
She was eighth in last year's World Series standings.
Reid warmed up for the Abu Dhabi race by finishing fifth in the Tinonman event in San Diego last month.