One week on from the Rio 2016 triathlon test event, two-time ITU world champ Helen Jenkins bounced back to win the female elite race at London Triathlon today (Sunday 9th August).

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The Welshwoman finished over a minute ahead of fellow ITU racer Charlotte McShane (AUS), and almost five minutes ahead of bronze medallist Emma Pallant (GBR). 

Jenkins has had a tough run of luck in recent times, only returning to racing last year after a two-year absence due to injury. She was forced to pull out of the Rio 2016 triathlon test event last weekend after a tumultuous swim.

 After crossing the line today in 1:56:32, Jenkins said: “It’s been a tough few months and I had a bad result in Rio last weekend so it’s fantastic to be back and to have had such a great race. 

“I had a bit of aggression to let out but me and Charlotte worked really well together; we played to our strengths, kept our heads down and it paid off. I didn’t feel great in the swim, but pulled through on the bike and run and it felt amazing to finish how I did.”