Best of 2014: A WTS Series of firsts

by Erin Greene on 01 Jan, 2015 11:05 • Español
American Gwen Jorgensen today claimed a slice of history in winning the 2014 ITU World Championship Grand Final in a trademark come from behind performance. Jorgensen moved into triathlon royalty...

In another claim to a slice of history, Gwen Jorgensen’s win in Edmonton went down in the books several times over.

While the overall title was hers to lose headed into the final race of the season, Jorgensen was still aiming to finish the year on top. In a signature come-from-behind finish, she joined just Alistair Brownlee as the only other athlete to secure five WTS wins in one season. But that wasn’t all.

It was also her first World Championship title, the first time an American was named overall World Triathlon Series champion and the first time a female had won five WTS titles in one year.

Fellow American Sarah Groff also produced a strong and consistent season to sit just ahead of Jodie Stimpson in the rankings before Edmonton. A fourth-place finish at the Grand Final meant the Americans finished 1-2 in the rankings, which was another first just to sweeten the pot.


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Related Event: 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton
29 - 01 Sep, 2014 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Alistair Brownlee GBR 01:48:44
2. Mario Mola ESP 01:49:04
3. Javier Gomez Noya ESP 01:49:07
4. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 01:49:22
5. Joao Pereira POR 01:49:44
Results: Elite Women
1. Gwen Jorgensen USA 02:00:05
2. Andrea Hewitt NZL 02:00:21
3. Nicky Samuels NZL 02:00:31
4. Sarah True USA 02:01:20
5. Aileen Reid IRL 02:01:21
Results: U23 Men
1. Dorian Coninx FRA 01:53:06
2. Marc Austin GBR 01:53:20
3. Gordon Benson GBR 01:53:30
4. Simon Viain FRA 01:53:46
5. Marten Van Riel BEL 01:53:56
Results: U23 Women
1. Sophia Saller GER 02:04:52
2. Gillian Backhouse AUS 02:05:25
3. Erin Storie USA 02:06:59
4. Kirsten Kasper USA 02:07:33
5. Leonie Periault FRA 02:07:48
Results: Junior Men
1. Raphael Montoya FRA 00:56:27
2. Jacob Birtwhistle AUS 00:56:28
3. Calvin Quirk AUS 00:56:45
4. Lasse Nygaard-Priester GER 00:56:50
5. Russell Pennock CAN 00:57:05
Results: Junior Women
1. Laura Lindemann GER 01:02:35
2. Cassandre Beaugrand FRA 01:02:38
3. Audrey Merle FRA 01:02:44
4. Sophie Coldwell GBR 01:03:37
5. Avery Evenson USA 01:03:44
Results: Mixed U23-Junior Relay
1. Team I Great Britain GBR 01:22:58
2. Team I Australia AUS 01:23:21
3. Team I Canada CAN 01:23:50
4. Team I Germany GER 01:24:54
5. Team I Italy ITA 01:25:08
Results: Men's PT1
1. Krige Schabort USA 01:06:05
2. Phil Hogg H1 GBR 01:07:02
3. Geert Schipper H2 NED 01:08:02
4. Joseph Townsend H2 GBR 01:08:36
5. Giovanni Achenza H1 ITA 01:08:54
Results: Men's PT2
1. Vasilii Egorov RUS 01:10:12
2. Michele Ferrarin ITA 01:11:00
3. Stephane Bahier FRA 01:15:02
4. Mark Barr USA 01:15:21
5. Geoffrey Wersy FRA 01:16:59
Results: Men's PT3
1. Lionel Hiffler FRA 01:07:24
2. Oliver Dreier AUT 01:08:29
3. Alessio Borgato ITA 01:11:55
4. Jorge Luis Fonseca BRA 01:12:38
5. Daniel Molina ESP 01:13:44
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