|Full name||Gwen Rosemary Jorgensen|
April 25, 1986 |
|Residence||St. Paul, Minnesota|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg)|
|Coached by||Jamie Turner|
|Achievements and titles|
Track and Field
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. In 2013 she was named USA Triathlon's 2013 Olympic/ITU Female Athlete of the Year.
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. 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.
Jorgensen's ITU race results are:
DNF = Did not finish
- "USA Triathlon Announces Elite Triathletes of the Year for 2013". USA Triathlon. February 27, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
- "Photos: At Home With Gwen Jorgensen". Triathlete.com. December 4, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
- "Gwen Jorgensen". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
- Helliker, Kevin (July 22, 2014). "Gwen Jorgensen: From Accountant to No. 1 Triathlete". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
- "Gwen Jorgensen Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved April 17, 2014.