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Helen Jenkins at the Triathlon Show

charlieeliseby charlieeliseMar 6th 2012
The highlight of the Triathlon Show was definitely seeing Helen Jenkins speak. She was so sweet! Typically understated and very dedicated with an air of quiet competition. She was totally down to earth.

I was really relieved that she was a swimmer first as I feel swimming is my stronger discipline too. (Hah, as if I have anything in common with Helen!) She also seems to think she struggles on the run which I do so I felt like I'm not totally alone.

Helen was asked all sorts of questions about training, her typical day, what it's like being a full-time professional athlete and so on. It certainly doesn't sound easy, she clearly works really, really hard. She takes a day off fully every two weeks, for example, and I take at least one day off every week. Makes me sound very lazy! Here she is ready to take questions:
Helen Jenkins at the Triathlon Show
She was able to confirm she has been selected for the Olympics although it won't officially get announced until June. Come Saturday 4 August I'll be there on the sidelines and I'll be cheering extra hard for our Welsh girl.
 
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