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Helen Jenkins will compete again, this time in an IRONMAN 70.3

Participate in the IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai

Helen Jenkins, ITU Triathlon World Champion at 2008 and 2011, and Britain's representative at the last 3 Olympic Games (21ª in Beijing 2008, 5ª in London 2012 and 19ª in Rio 2016) will return to the competition at IRONMAN 70.3 next month February

In this link you can check your palmares . His last competition was in September of 2016, when he was fourth in the Grand Final of Cozumel.

They operated on spondylolisthesis

Hellen underwent a strong operation andn 2018 to correct some serious problems they had in the back, since they suffered spondylolisthesis, a very painful disease that crushes the nerves of the spine.

In operation they put several screws and plates and now, after a long time away from high competition, almost four years, will put on a backl, this time in the middle distance.

You are already enrolled in the IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai

As she comments on the tri247 website, swimming has been the hardest thing to retrain since with the screws and the plates it is difficult to swim and even turn it in the pool.

"We have planned to return to the competition at the IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai, the 7 of February of 2020 and after this test, we will see more competitions, depending on how the training is going in the next 10 weeks.”Says her husband and coach Marc Jenkins

She has confirmed it on her social networks, joking about distance

«I have enrolled in a race! The first in a long time, from 2016 to be precise.

I will be at the 70.3 in Dubai in February. I've got in shape in recent months and I needed a goal to motivate myself, and I also wanted to run again, so I really needed to take the plunge and commit to something.

I'm excited to try a new distance and also a bit clueless, socks can be worn on this distance, right?"

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