Helen Jenkins /

Helen Jenkins

Date of Birth

08 March 1984

Sport

Triathlon

From

Bridgend

Twitter

@heljinx

Biography

Bridgend's Helen Jenkins won her second World Triathlon Championships in 2011. The victory - which is based on performances over the ITU series - came after a superb season in which she won in London over the Olympic course in Hyde Park. She then finished runner-up in the season-ending event in Beijing. It was her third second place in the 2011 season.

In 2006 she suffered from an Achilles tendon injury and, after a fresh start in 2007, the ankle injury gave her trouble again. After intense work with Sport Wales' sports science and medical team, she rehabilitated and made significant changes to her running style. She came back stronger than ever and stormed to her first World Championship title in 2008. In the same year, she competed at the Beijing Olympics (finished 21st) and married her coach Marc Jenkins.

Helen (formerly Tucker) was the British Junior Champion in 2003.

She competed in her second Olympics at London 2012. She put in a brave performance in the Hyde Park triathlon before dropping off the leading group on the last lap of the 10km run to finish in 5th. She revealed afterwards she had been suffering with an injury that had hampered her training.

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