Jenkins is a two-time World Champion from 2008 and 2011 and finished fifth at London 2012, the highest position ever by a British woman at an Olympic Games. She also holds more ITU World Triathlon Series podium finishes than any other British woman.
She is a double Olympian, having previously competed at the 2008 Games in Beijing where she finished in 21st place.
Since 2012 she has finished in the top-three of the World Series on three occasions, although her season was cut short in 2014 with a foot problem that would also rule her out of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
She will compete for Team GB at the inaugural European Games at Baku 2015.