After more than six months out of the international triathlon circuit due to a bilateral hip operation, Anneke Jenkins has set her sights firmly on next year’s world tri series to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
“After years of being a competitive breaststroke swimmer, my hips and joints were flexible - too flexible. When you’re running, flexible hips are the last thing you want. You need to be tight and rigid. So the surgeon gave me a ‘hip job’ – tightening my hip joints. I have the potential to be a stronger runner than I’ve ever been, now that I have more stability in my hips.”
“I’ve definitely come back from the surgery stronger."
Anneke’s results in the international events (ITU World Series), following the New Zealand events will help to determine whether she earns a place at the 2016 Rio Olympics.