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Gwen Jorgensen

Gwen Jorgensen
Triathlon USA

Gwen Jorgensen

Gwen Jorgensen
  • Birth date 4/25/1986
  • Birthplace 22147, Wisconsin
  • Hometown Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Residence St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Height/Weight 5'10"/ 125 lbs
  • Olympics 2012

Biography

Jorgensen, who used to work full-time as an accountant, won back-to-back triathlon world championship titles in 2014 and 2015. She won her final five World Triathlon Series races of 2014, and went undefeated in her seven World Triathlon Series races in 2015. She was named the USA Triathlon Athlete of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She will have extra motivation at the 2016 Rio Olympics after a flat bike tire cause her to finish 38th at the 2012 London Olympics.
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Getting to know Gwen Jorgensen

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Jorgensen was a member of the cross country, swimming and track & field teams at the University of Wisconsin. She earned All-American honors in both cross country and track.

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After graduation, she worked full-time at Ernst & Young as an accountant. She still managed to train in her free time.

3

She was named the 2010 USA Triathlon Rookie of the Year.

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