Turned pro 2010
Name Gwen Jorgensen
Spouse Patrick Lemieux
|Coached by Jamie Turner|
Weight 57 kg
Height 1.78 m
|Full name Gwen Rosemary Jorgensen|
Born April 25, 1986 (age 29) (1986-04-25) Waukesha, Wisconsin
Personal best(s) Track and Field mile: 4:39.43 i 3000 m: 9:10.12 i 5000 m: 15:52.19 10000 m: 33:38.38
Education University of Wisconsin-Madison
Residence Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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Gwen Rosemary Jorgensen (born April 25, 1986 in Waukesha, Wisconsin) is an American professional triathlete. She is the 2014 and 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series Champion. She has been named USA Triathlon's 2013 and 2014 Olympic/ITU Female Athlete of the Year. She was a member of the 2012 Olympic Team and again represented the United States in triathlon at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she won the USA's first ever triathlon gold medal with a time of 1 hour, 56 minutes, and 16 seconds.
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Jorgensen attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she swam and ran for the Badgers. She earned a master's degree in accounting, passed the CPA exam, and worked for Ernst & Young in Milwaukee as a tax accountant. Soon after graduating and beginning her new job, USA Triathlon, who was pursuing former college swimmers and runners, encouraged Jorgensen to enter the sport of triathlon. In 2010, she was selected as USA Triathlon's Rookie of the year following her silver medal at the World University Triathlon Championships in Spain.
At the 2011 World Championship Series in London, Jorgensen placed 2nd which earned her a spot on the 2012 US Olympic triathlon team. In the London Olympics she suffered a flat tire on the bike portion of the race and would finish in 38th place.
In 2014, Jorgensen placed first in four consecutive World Triathlon Series races, something no other female had done in the history of the series. Her winning streak extended through 2015, with a total of 13 consecutive series wins by the end of the year. Her astonishing streak was finally ended in 2016 by Helen Jenkins in Gold Coast, Australia. By coincidence, Jenkins had been the last competitor to have beaten her before her streak, in Cape Town in 2014. In 2015, she joined ECS Triathlon, an elite club, based in Sartrouville, France.
At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Jorgensen won gold in triathlon. After winning the gold medal in Rio, Gwen entered the New York City Marathon and placed 14th with a time of 2:41:01.
Gwen announced via twitter on January 19, 2017 that she and her husband are expecting a child August 3, 2017.
Jorgensen's ITU race results are: