Gwen Jorgensen US National Triathlon Champion

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I’d like to give a big congratulations to my friend Gwen Jorgensen who won the US National Championship and became the first American to ever win a WTS Triathlon. The race was in San Diego, in Mission Bay, where I just was. Dang, I missed watching a thrilling finish. She ran down Emma Moffatt (AUS) in the last kilometer of the run to win the event by 4 seconds. A pretty stellar result to say the least.

Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego
(1,500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run)

1. Gwen Jorgensen (USA), 1:59:59
2. Non Stanford (GBR), 2:00:03
3. Emma Moffatt (AUS), 2:00:03
4. Anne Haug (GER), 2:00:06
5. Jodie Stimpson (GBR), 2:00:31
6. Andrea Hewitt (NZL), 2:01:22
7. Sarah Groff (USA), 2:01:27
8. Barbara Riveros Diaz (CHI), 2:01:41
9. Ashleigh Gentle (AUS), 2:01:46
10. Juri Ide (JPN), 2:01:56

Winning!

Winning!

Portrait of Gwen from the Olympics last year.

Portrait of Gwen from the Olympics last year.

3 thoughts on “Gwen Jorgensen US National Triathlon Champion

  1. Steve Wathks

    Congrats! Australians are beating us all the time. I hope this was one of those non-drafting events. A triathlon bike segment is pointless if you can draft in my opinion.

     
  2. Clay Moseley

    Gwen is just awesome! I’m glad she has come into the sport and worked so hard on it. It was a heart-break to see her get a flat in the Olympics because I think she could have been a medal contender. Her run is just fearsome. I’ve really enjoyed following her results and story. Pretty cool that you know her, Steve!

     

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