Helen Jenkins shares GB triathlon award with Alastair Brownlee

Jenkins seals world triathlon title

Welsh triathlete Helen Jenkins has been named the sport's British Olympic athlete of the Year alongside male world champion counterpart Alistair Brownlee.

Jenkins and Brownlee sealed a second world crown apiece in Beijing in September.

The efforts left the awards' voters unable to separate the sport's London Olympics 2012 hopefuls.

Jenkins also won the female elite triathlete of the year.

The Bridgend-bred competitor won the London round of the world championships and also finished second in Beijing, Kitzbuhel and Madrid.

Jenkins is not a stranger to British Triathlon's top award.

After jointly receiving this year's title, she said: "I think it's the third year in a row and it's so nice that people keep voting for me."

"It's great to be in a sport that is growing so much.

"It's an honour to be in such an amazing team, there are so many people doing well at the moment, it's amazing to be part of the sport at this time."