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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 in 2008 and 2011, and representative of Great Britain in the last 3 Olympic Games (21st in Beijing 2008, 5th in London 2012 and 19th in Rio 2016) will return to competition at IRONMAN 70.3 next month February.

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

They operated on spondylolisthesis

Hellen underwent a heavy operation andn 2018 to correct serious problems they had in their backs, as 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 dorsa againl, this time in the middle distance.

Already enrolled in 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 competition at IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai on February 7, 2020 and after this test we will see more competitions depending on how the training goes 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, since 2016 to be precise.

I will be at 70.3 in Dubai in February. I've gotten in shape the last few 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, can you wear socks at this distance, right?"

From Triathlon News, we are happy about this news and we will be attentive to its performance

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