The Physical Performance Show: Jessica Learmonth, British Triathlon Olympic team member (2021), Dual Commonwealth Games silver medallist (2018)

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Jessica Learmonth

In episode 261 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Jessica Learmonth on this featured performer episode.

Jess has a great story as BBC Sport published in 2020 “Jess Learmonth: From supermarket worker to Olympic medal hopeful” in 2019 Jess and British compatriot Georgia Taylor-Brown took line honours in the 2019 Tokyo Olympic Triathlon test event, however, were controversially disqualified under a technicality when they cross the line hand in hand.  That performance amongst many others, really puts Jess in the medal mix for Tokyo 2021 the Olympic Games.

Jess burst onto the elite triathlon scene in 2016, with a first European Cup win, before going on to finish in the Top 10 at the World Triathlon series Leeds event a few months later in front of her hometown fans. Jess collected the silver medal in the overall World Triathlon series rankings for 2019, collected silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held here on the Gold Coast and also silver in the mix teams relay with Great Britain and having recently been named in the Great British team for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. Jess is a name in the sport to certainly watch.

Jess is quite the character so I know you’re going to really enjoy the highs, lows and career learnings from Jess Learmonth on this featured performer episode.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Being selected for Tokyo 2021
  • Junior Swimming
  • Starting in triathlons
  • Training with elite athletes
  • Calcium during sweat loss
  • Being adaptable
  • Performance Round
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Fuelling around training
  • Best Advice
  • Working with a cohesive team

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To follow Jessica Learmonth:

Website: Jessica Learmonth
Twitter: @Jess_Learmonth


0:00 Start
4:00 Welcome to Jess Learmonth
8:50 Being selected for Tokyo 2021
11:30 Junior Swimming
13:00 Starting in triathlons
18:00 Training with elite athletes
22:10 Rules in sport
27:00 Calcium during sweat loss
30:30 Being adaptable
36:00 Performance Round
44:45 Strength and Conditioning
51:00 Fuelling around training
54:08 Best Advice
56:00 Working with a cohesive team
1:03:37 Finish

People Mentioned

Georgia Taylor-Brown – 2020 World Triathlon Series Champion, Ep 241 of The Physical Performance Show
Jonny & Alistair Brownlee – World Triathlon Champion, Ep 216 of The Physical Performance Show
Helen Jenkins – Two x World Triathlon Champion
Flora Duffy – 2016 & 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series World Champion
Katey Zaferes – US Olympic Triathlete, Ep 159 of The Physical Performance Show
Malcolm Brown – Performance Coach at Leeds Triathlon Centre


BBC Sport Article: Jess Learmonth: From supermarket worker to Olympic medal hopeful

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