Born in Frankfurt am Oder, Germany, Jenny Schulz is not only an elite triathlete but also a highly successful duathlete, having won major honours in both disciplines.
She started her career in duathlon in 2006 and made a real dent on the domestic stage four years later, winning gold at the German Duathlon Championships and German Duathlon Cross Championships.
Jenny would repeat the trick a year later in dominant fashion, and would then go on to finish second in the 2011 Duathlon World Championship in Gijon, Spain, just two seconds behind Britain’s Katie Hewison.
In the same year, Schulz finished fourth in the European Duathlon Championships and then collected World Duathlon Team Championships bronze in 2012 as well as World Championship bronze in Colombia in 2013.
After claiming 2013 European Duathlon Long Distance Championships bronze, she went two places better in the Netherlands a year later by securing gold before moving into triathlon events.
The move to combining three disciplines was seamless, as she first took bronze medals in the Triathlon de Gerardmer in France and Challenge Kraichgau in Germany.
Her first IRONMAN start would result in a DNF in Frankfurt in 2014, but she soon improved on that by finishing 13th over the full distance in Mallorca in the same year.
At middle distance Schulz finished second in 2016 in the Linz Triathlon behind Austrian national champion Michaela Herlbauer before claiming further silver medals in Triathlon de Portocolm in Spain and Chiemsee Triathlon in Germany.
Jenny’s performances on the IRONMAN circuit have seen her consistently notch top-10 finishes, including notable runners-up efforts at both Lanzarote over 70.3 in 2018, and full distance at Italy Emilia-Romagna in 2019. She also finished 23rd at the 70.3 World Championship in Nice in 2019.