Triathlete Helen Jenkins has often being called Britain’s most consistent female athlete, achieving more ITU World Triathlon Series podium finishes than any other British woman and winning the ITU world title twice.
She finished 5th at the London 2012, the highest position ever achieved by a British woman in triathlon 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.