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What’s it like to plan your racing comeback, take fourth at your first race in three years and then see your race plans crumble around you? Olympian and former triathlon world champion Helen Jenkins gives me the lowdown, as we discuss her fourth-place finish at Ironman Dubai in February, and the subsequent worldwide race cancellations that followed.
Helen, who is mum to one-year-old Max and 2.5-year-old Mali with husband and coach, Marc, is now juggling the demands of being a fulltime ‘lockdown’ parent alongside her elite athlete training. We caught up over the phone to discuss Dubai, future racing, lockdown training challenges and the realities of parenting two small kids while working.