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2008 & 2011 World Champion

Helen Jenkins
Name Helen Jenkins


DOB 07 Mar 1984 (age 32)
Website http://www.helenjenkins.co.uk
Hometown Bridgend, South Wales
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Helen Jenkins is arguably Britain's most consistent female athelte. She has achieved more ITU World Triathlon Series podium finishes than any other British woman and has won the ITU world title twice.

She finished 5th at the London 2012 Olympics, the highest position ever achieved by a British woman at an Olympic Games. Helen was in medal contention up to the final stages when the four other athletes in the lead group began to pull away. 

Helen was the ITU World Champion in 2011, having won the title in Beijing, as well as also having won the title in 2008 on a rainy cold day in Vancouver. She won the 2008 title as Helen Tucker before her marriage to fellow British olympian triathlete and coach Marc Jenkins.

Her win in 2008 was considered to be a shock by many, as she overcame American Sarah Haskins in a thrilling sprint finish down the final stretch. (Read the article by the International Triathlon Union). 

Helen competed in the 2008 Olympic Games, where she finished 21st. She ended 2008 ranked 3rd in the World following the season of ITU World Cup events.

Helen was born in Elgin, Scotland, but moved to South Wales as a very young child. She is married to fellow Welsh triathlete, Marc Jenkins, who represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games in 2004. They were married in October 2008 at Disney World in Orlando, Florida and now live in Bridgend, South Wales with their Labrador, Barney.

Helen is a member of UK Sport Lottery funded British Triathlon World Class Squad based in Bridgend and coached by Marc Jenkins.

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Follow Helen on Twitter @heljinx.

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