After only 2 years of racing triathlon, 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.
A silver medal at the 2017 Cape Town World Cup came shortly thereafter, kick-starting a strong year that saw solid WTS performances and a first-ever podium at the top level, a Silver medal at the WTS Stockholm. Then 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 of triathlon.
Then in 2018, Learmonth finished the season 5th overall in the WTS rankings. She took the Silver at the WTS Abu Dhabi opener and then Silver again in 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 world rankings behind World Champion Katie Zaferes.
While 2020 has been a year to forget by many sporting standards, Learmouth will line up at perhaps the sport’s defining race of the season; The $1m Challenge Pro Invitational at Daytona on Dec 3rd. Learmouth will then turn her focus onto 2021 and the rescheduled Tokyo summer Olympic Games.
- 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