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2008 & 2011 World Champion
|DOB||07 Mar 1984 (age 30)|
|Hometown||Bridgend, South Wales|
Helen Jenkins 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 on 11 September 2011 in Beijing, as well as also winning 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.
Jenkins became the first British woman to win the world title since it changed to a series format (2009 was the first year of the series). She won in London, finished second in Beijing, Kitzbuhel and Madrid, and was 4th in Lausanne.
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 continued her consistent form through 2010, with 3rd place in Hy-Vee, Madrid and London to move up to 4th in the World Rankings.
Helen is one of the most consistent performers in the World - regularly finishing on the podium at the most high profile 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 on the ITU World Cup circuit - he had top three finishes in Asia during 2010. They were married in October 2008 at Disney World in Orlando, Florida and now live in Bridgend, South Wales with their Labrador, Barney.
Helen was awarded the GE British Triathlon Female Traithlete of the Year Award in November 2011 and also shared the Olympic Athlete Award of the Year Award with Alistair Brownlee, recognising her outstanding performances throughout the season. She won the British Triathlon award again in 2012.
She is a member of UK Sport Lottery funded British Triathlon World Class World Class Podium Squad and was also the GE British Triathlon Female Elite Athlete of the Year in 2010, 2009 and 2008.
- 2012 London Olympics, 5th
- 2011 ITU World Champion, Beijing
- 2011 Team Triathlon World Champion, Lausanne, Switzerland (with A Brownlee, J Brownlee and J Stimpson)
- 2011 ITU World Championship Series London winner
- 2008 World Champion, Vancouver
Follow Helen on Twitter @heljinx.
Helen Jenkins Latest ITU events...
- 6th Apr 20142014 ITU World Triathlon Auckland3rd
- 23rd Mar 20142014 New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup4th
- 4th Aug 20122012 London Olympic Games5th
- 10th May 20122012 ITU World Triathlon San Diego1st
- 14th Apr 20122012 Dextro Energy World Triathlon Sydney2nd
- 24th Sep 20112011 Buffalo ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup2nd
- 19th Sep 20112011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Yokohama6th
- 9th Sep 20112011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Grand Final Beijing2nd
- 21st Aug 20112011 Lausanne ITU Team Triathlon World Championships1st
- 20th Aug 20112011 Lausanne ITU Elite Sprint Triathlon World Championships4th
- 6th Aug 20112011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series London1st
- 18th Jun 20112011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Kitzbuehel2nd
- 4th Jun 20112011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Madrid2nd
- 9th Apr 20112011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Sydney33rd
- 5th Mar 20112011 Clermont ITU Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup1st
- 10th Oct 20102010 Huatulco ITU Triathlon World Cup4th
- 8th Sep 20102010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU Triathlon World Championship Grand Final Budapest7th
- 14th Aug 20102010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Kitzbuehel4th
- 24th Jul 20102010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series London3rd
- 12th Jun 20102010 Hy-Vee ITU Triathlon Elite Cup3rd
- 5th Jun 20102010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Madrid3rd
- 8th May 20102010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Seoul9th
- 11th Apr 20102010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Sydney15th
- 9th Sep 20092009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Grand Final Gold Coast3rd
- 15th Aug 20092009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series London3rd
- 11th Jul 20092009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Kitzbuehel5th
- 27th Jun 20092009 Hy-Vee ITU Triathlon Elite Cup10th
- 21st Jun 20092009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Washington, DC5th
- 31st May 20092009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Madrid16th
- 2nd May 20092009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Tongyeong14th
- 18th Aug 20082008 Beijing Olympic Games21st
- 22nd Jun 20082008 Hy-Vee ITU Triathlon World Cup3rd
- 5th Jun 20082008 Vancouver BG Triathlon World Championships1st
- 25th May 20082008 Madrid BG Triathlon World Cup2nd
- 13th Apr 20082008 Ishigaki BG Triathlon World Cup13th
- 6th Apr 20082008 New Plymouth BG Triathlon World Cup13th
- 30th Mar 20082008 Mooloolaba BG Triathlon World Cup13th
- 13th Jan 20082008 La Paz ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup1st
- 6th Jan 20082008 Vina del Mar ITU Triathlon Premium Pan American Cup1st
- 15th Apr 20072007 Ishigaki BG Triathlon World CupDNF
- 25th Mar 20072007 Mooloolaba BG Triathlon World Cup20th
- 8th Jul 20062006 Rijeka ETU U23 and Youth Triathlon European Championships4th
- 4th Jun 20062006 Madrid BG Triathlon World Cup5th
- 7th May 20062006 Mazatlan ITU Triathlon World Cup8th
- 23rd Apr 20062006 Estoril ITU Triathlon European Cup2nd
- 26th Mar 20062006 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup16th
- 18th Mar 20062006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games17th
- 19th Feb 20062006 Hobart ITU Triathlon Oceania Cup10th
- 17th Sep 20052005 OSIM Beijing ITU Triathlon World Cup3rd
- 10th Sep 20052005 Gamagori ITU Triathlon World Championships32nd
- 31st Jul 20052005 Salford ITU Triathlon World Cup3rd
- 17th Jul 20052005 Sofia ETU Triathlon European U23 Championships3rd
- 9th May 20042004 Madeira ITU Triathlon World Championships8th
- 18th Apr 20042004 Valencia ETU Triathlon European Championships22nd
- 6th Dec 20032003 Queenstown ITU Triathlon World Championships5th
- 21st Jun 20032003 Carlsbad ETU Triathlon European Championships13th
- 9th Nov 20022002 Cancun ITU Triathlon World Championships9th
Helen Jenkins Latest News...
2014Stimpson rockets to World Series win
2014Triathlon world title battle commences in Auckland
2014Stimpson opens season with New Plymouth podium finish
2014Jenkins returns, Cave challenges for Commonwealth Games
2012Crowd roar Helen Jenkins to fifth place at the London 2012 Olympic Games
2012Team GB women in relaxed mood for Saturday’s triathlon
2011St Albans Triathletes get an early Christmas present from the GB Triathlon Team
2011Chrissie Wellington recognised for Outstanding Performance
2011British Triathlon confirms World Class programme for Olympic year
2011Helen Jenkins and Alistair Brownlee celebrate Olympic Athlete of the Year Award