Alistair Brownlee and Helen Jenkins admit they can’t wait to taste the Hyde Park atmosphere again when they compete in the London leg of the World Triathlon Series.
The world’s best triathletes descend on London this weekend with all three male medallists from London 2012 returning to the scene.
Spain Javier Gomez currently holds pole position in the ITU World Triathlon Series rankings, however Britain’s Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonathan, will be looking to end his winning streak.
And Alistair, who was crowned Olympic champion on the same Hyde Park course two years ago, is hoping home support can help him do exactly that.
"Hyde Park has special memories for me and if we can attract anything like the sorts of crowds we’ve seen previously then it’s going to be a fantastic spectacle with two sprint races back to back on one afternoon,” he said.
Britain’s Jodie Stimpson sits at the top of the women’s world rankings despite a foot injury in the previous round in Yokohama, Japan, which required five stitches.
Jenkins lies third in the rankings, ensuring that British interest will be high in the women’s race as well.
Jenkins said: “I’ve been really pleased with how this year has gone so far and I’m just really pleased to be able to train and race.
“My training isn’t geared to sprint races particularly, but my plan is to enjoy this one with the home support and see what happens."
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