Gwen Jorgensen

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Gwen Jorgensen
Gwen Jorgensen winner in Stockholm 2013 -4.jpg
Gwen Jorgensen following her win at the 2013 ITU World Triathlon Series race in Stockholm.
Personal information
Full name Gwen Rosemary Jorgensen
Nationality American
Born (1986-04-25) April 25, 1986 (age 29)
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Residence St. Paul, Minnesota
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 125 lb (57 kg)
Sport Triathlon
Turned pro 2010
Coached by Jamie Turner
Achievements and titles
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

Gwen Rosemary Jorgensen (born 25 April 1986 in Waukesha, Wisconsin) is an American professional triathlete. She is the 2014 World Triathlon Series World Champion and was a member of the 2012 Olympic Team. She has been named USA Triathlon's 2013 and 2014 Olympic/ITU Female Athlete of the Year.[1][2]


Jorgensen attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she swam and ran for the Badgers. She earned her Master's in accounting and passed the CPA exam and would go to work for Ernst & Young as a Tax Accountant, in Milwaukee.[3] 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.[4]

In 2014, Jorgensen placed first in four consecutive World Triathlon Series races, something no other female had done in the history of the series.[5]

ITU competitions[edit]

Jorgensen's ITU race results are:[6]

DNF = Did not finish


  1. ^ "USA Triathlon Announces Elite Triathletes of the Year for 2013". USA Triathlon. February 27, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "USA Triathlon Names 2014 Elite Triathletes Of The Year". March 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Photos: At Home With Gwen Jorgensen". December 4, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gwen Jorgensen". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ Helliker, Kevin (July 22, 2014). "Gwen Jorgensen: From Accountant to No. 1 Triathlete". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gwen Jorgensen Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 

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