USA’s Gwen Jorgensen Wins Gold in Triathlon


In a long series of wins, Gwen Jorgensen’s Olympic gold will stand out.

Jorgensen gave the United States its first gold in triathlon Saturday since it became in Olympic sport in 2000. The victory caps what has been arguably the most dominant stretch in triathlon history by Jorgensen, who has won all but two individual races since April 2014.

She set a record with 13 consecutive victories in the ITU’s World Triathlon Series from May 17, 2014 to April 3.

The Olympic title is particularly sweet for Jorgensen, who upended her entire life after a flat tire resulted in a disappointing 38th-place finish in London.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Nancy Armour