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Jess Learmonth
Personal information
Nationality English
Born 18 April 1988 (1988-04-18) (age 33)
Tadcaster, England
Sport
Sport Triathlon

Jessica Learmonth (born 18 April 1988) is a British triathlete. Learmonth is a European, Commonwealth and World Triathlon Series medal winner based in Leeds, England where she trains at the Leeds Triathlon Centre. She won the European Triathlon Championship in 2017 and took silver in 2018. She competed in the women's event and the mixed relay at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning silver medals in both disciplines. Learmonth won silver in the 2019 World Triathlon Series. In 2021, Learmonth won the gold medal in the triathlon mixed relay at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Early life

Learmonth won a National Championships freestyle medal whilst competing for the City of Leeds Swimming Club. She also played golf at Wetherby Golf Club and football for Leeds United Ladies Academy before switching to triathlon.

Career

Learmonth's first year in triathlon was in 2012 and she was added to the World-Class Performance Squad in 2015. After just a couple of year’s triathlon racing, Learmonth burst onto the Elite scene in 2016 with her first European Cup win. The 2017 triathlon season, saw her win the ETU European title and secure two ITU World Triathlon Series podium finishes with a silver medal at ITU World Triathlon Stockholm and a bronze medal at ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam.

Learmonth represented Team England at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, winning a silver medal in both the individual and mixed relay event at her first major multi-sport games. During the same year, she secured a European Championship silver medal at Glasgow and finished 5th overall in the World Triathlon Series.

She enjoyed a number of successes in 2019 with a second-place finish at MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda and third-place finishes at AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds and Groupe Copley World Triathlon Montreal. However, her greatest achievement of the year was a silver medal in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final at Lausanne.

Learmonth was also part of the British Mixed Relay teams that won silver in the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Tokyo.

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