Helen Jenkins wins World Championship triathlon series in Hyde Park, placed her in London Olympics 2012

By on Aug 7, 2011 in Europe, Sports, World Comments

Helen Jenkins, winning the World Championship Triathlon
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UK’s No. 1 Helen Jenkins won the World Championship Triathlon series in Hyde Park despite of having colds for a week, according to international reports on Saturday, August 06, 2011.

Apparently, Jenkins made a dominant performance over Gwen Jorgensen of U.S.A. with a-seven second deficit.

Though she has been reportedly outstanding in this season and took silver medals in Madrid and Kitzbuhel, Jenkins’s winning today brought her in No. 4 in the world rankings and made her qualified in London Olympics 2012.

“It’s a massive relief. I knew that I’d had the form but you have to deliver it on the day and I wasn’t sure whether I could today.” Helen Jenkins was quoted as saying

“It gives me a good year to focus on the Olympics and it’s great to know your training’s worked. It gives you confidence that hopefully you can replicate that in the future,” she added in the reports.

Meanwhile, it was said that triathlon series began in a 1.5km Serpentine in which the athletes swam in a big group, then, biking in seven laps which included a trip from Hyde Park to Buckingham Palace and lastly, running in a field until getting on to the blue carpet which headed to the finish line.

Helen Jenkins reportedly swam well with her team-mates Kerry Lang, Jodie Stimpson and Vicky Holland. She has done biking though her legs were aching and pushed hard in running.

She was quoted saying, “It was really tough. I had an all right swim, the bike was quite easy but I was not feeling brilliant, my legs were aching. I’ve had a bit of a cold leading up to the race so I haven’t done my usual training.”

“On the run, I ended up at the front out of transition so I just kept running and running. Everyone was shouting, ‘you’ve got a gap, you’ve got a gap’, so I kept pushing on,” Jenkins explained.

“On the last lap I heard 20 seconds but I knew I had to keep going because if I blew up they’d catch me. It wasn’t until I got onto the blue carpet (finishing straight) that I relaxed a bit. I’m so happy. It’s unbelievable,” Jenkins revealed.

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