After just a couple of year’s triathlon racing, Great Britain’s Jessica Learmonth burst onto the Elite scene in 2016 with her first European Cup win, before going on to land a top-10 finish at WTS Leeds just a few months later in front of her home fans.
Silver at the 2017 Cape Town World Cup followed, kick-starting a strong year that saw solid WTS performances and a first-ever podium at the top level; the silver medal at WTS Stockholm. At the Grand Final in Rotterdam at the end of that year, Learmonth took the bronze, firmly establishing herself as part of a new era of GB golden girls that included Non Stanford, Vicky Holland and Jodie Stimpson.
In 2018, Learmonth finished the season 5th in the overall WTS rankings. Silver at the WTS Abu Dhabi curtain-raiser was followed by the same medal at the Commonwealth Games - both in the individual and the Mixed Relay. After missing out on WTS Bermuda, Learmonth managed six top-15 finishes (including three top-10) in the second half of a memorable year.
The 2019 season saw her consistency improve even further, landing no fewer than five podiums to finish second in the overall rankings behind World Champion Katie Zaferes.
- 2nd place World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 2019
- 2nd place World Triathlon Bermuda 2019
- 2nd place 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast
- 2nd place World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 2018
- Winner 2017 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships
- 2nd place 2017 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm
22019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 29 Aug, 2019 - Elite Women - 02:02:49
DQ2019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event 15 Aug, 2019 - Elite Women - DSQ
32019 Groupe Copley World Triathlon Montreal 28 Jun, 2019 - Elite Women - 00:58:49
32019 AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds 08 Jun, 2019 - Elite Women - 01:57:22
62019 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama 18 May, 2019 - Elite Women - 01:54:52