Gwen Jorgensen

  • United States
  • Born: 1986
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Rankings
ITU Triathlon Points List 56
Regional Points List 126
Starts
60
Podiums
37
Wins
25
Biography

Gwen started out at 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.

From there, Gwen has gone from strength to strength with incredibly as successful career in triathlon, with a total of 25 gold medals and 37 podium finishes.

In 2016, Gwen won four gold medals during the season, including at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, 2016 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships, 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds and at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama.

Recent Highlights

- 2nd place at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel;
- Winner of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games;
- 3rd place at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg;
- Winner of the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds;
- Winner of the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama;
- 38th position at the 2012 London Olympic Games; and
- 4th place at the 2011 Guadalajara Pan American Games.

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Latest Athlete Results
2
2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel
11 Sep, 2016 - Elite Women - 01:59:16
1
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
18 Aug, 2016 - Elite Women - 01:56:16
3
2016 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg
16 Jul, 2016 - Elite Women - 00:57:29
1
2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
11 Jun, 2016 - Elite Women - 02:00:33
1
2016 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
14 May, 2016 - Elite Women - 01:56:02
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2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel
2016-09-11 - Elite Women - 01:59:16
3
2016 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg
2016-07-16 - Elite Women - 00:57:29
1
2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2016-06-11 - Elite Women - 02:00:33
1
2016 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
2016-05-14 - Elite Women - 01:56:02
2
2016 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast
2016-04-09 - Elite Women - 01:56:44
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1
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
2016-08-18 - Elite Women - 01:56:16
38
2012 London Olympic Games
2012-08-04 - Elite Women - 02:06:34
4
2011 Guadalajara Pan American Games
2011-10-23 - Elite Women - 02:00:54
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Gwen
Family Name Jorgensen
Representing USA
Year of Birth 1986
Place of Birth Wisconsin, USA
Residence United States
Coach Jamie Turner
Sponsors ASICS - Specialized - The Island House - USA Triathlon - HED Wheels - David Hobbs Honda - Red Bull - Oakley - Columbia Threadneedle - EY - ROKA - NYAC - Project Clothing Compression wear
Hobbies Cooking, anything related to food, xc skiing, mountain biking, yelp lover
Website http://www.gwenjorgensen.com/
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