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.
In 2018, Learmonth finished the season 5th in the overall Series 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.
A true all-rounder who is one of the strongest swimmers on the circuit and powerful on the bike, at Tokyo 2020, Jess won Olympic gold as part of the British Mixed Team Relay.
- Tokyo 2020 Olympic Mixed Team Relay Champion
- Second place in the 2019 Overall Series ranking
- 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
102022 Arena Games Triathlon Finals Singapore powered by Zwift 06 May, 2022 - Elite Women - 00:28:36
32022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 23 Apr, 2022 - Elite Women - 00:36:57
42021 World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi 05 Nov, 2021 - Elite Women - 00:56:27
9Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games 26 Jul, 2021 - Elite Women - 01:58:28
1Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games 26 Jul, 2021 - Mixed Relay - 00:21:16