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Gwen Jorgensen Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Gwen Rosemary Jorgensen
Place Of Birth
Waukesha, USA
37 years old
Birth Date
April 25 1986

Gwen Jorgensen Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Net Worth
Current Partner
Patrick Lemieux
Stanly Lemieux
Nancy Jorgensen, Joel Jorgensen

About Gwen Jorgensen

Gwen Jorgensen a former professional triathlete and a distance runner.

She was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on April 25, 1986. She studied at the University of Wisconsin and was a college athlete.

Jorgensen was persuaded to take up triathlon shortly after graduating from college and starting her new work by USA Triathlon, which was interested in chasing former college runners and swimmers. She won a silver medal in 2010's World University Triathlon Championships in Spain, earning her the USA Triathlon's Rookie of the Year.

Jorgensen finished second in the World Championship Series in 2011 in London, earning a seat on the US Olympic triathlon squad for 2012. She had to suffer a flat tire during the bike portion of the London Olympics, which resulted in a 38th-place finish for her. No other woman in the World Triathlon Series had ever finished first in four straight races, but she did it in 2014.

By the end of the year, she had won 13 straight series, continuing her winning record until 2015. In 2016, Helen Jenkins in Gold Coast, Australia, put a stop to her incredible run. In Cape Town in 2014, Jenkins had been the last competitor to defeat her before the streak. She joined the premier Sartrouville, a France-based elite club ECS Triathlon in 2015. The following year, she took home the gold in the triathlon at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Following her victory at the Rio Olympics, Gwen competed in the New York City Marathon, coming in fourteenth with a time of 2:41:01.

Gwen Jorgensen Net Worth, Earnings, and Spending Habits

What is Gwen Jorgensen's net worth?

The net worth of Gwen Jorgensen can be estimated to be around $1 million-5 million, which she earned from her successful career as a Triathlete.

How much does Gwen Jorgensen earn per year?

It is uncertain how much Gwen Jorgensen earns in a year.

Height, Age, and Physical Attributes

How tall is Gwen Jorgensen?

Gwen Jorgensen stands at a height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm).

How old is Gwen Jorgensen?

She was born on April 25, 1986, and is 36 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Gwen Jorgensen was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on April 25, 1986. Her parents are Nancy Jorgensen and Joel Jorgensen. She competed for the Badgers while a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she ran and swam. She obtained a master's degree in accounting by passing the CPA test. Then she worked as a tax accountant for Ernst & Young in Milwaukee.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Gwen Jorgensen's partner?

Gwen Jorgensen is married to former pro cyclist Patrick Lemieux. The couple welcomed their baby boy, Stanley, on August 16, 2017.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Gwen is well recognized for winning the ITU World Triathlon Series in 2014 and 2015. USA Triathlon honored her as the 2013 and 2014 Olympic and ITU Female Athlete of the Year. She competed in the triathlon for the United States at the 2016 summer Olympics after being a part of the Olympic Team in 2012. She won the country's first triathlon gold medal with a timing of 1:56:16.

What awards has Gwen Jorgensen won?

She won the 2013 and 2014 Olympic and ITU Female Athlete of the Year awards from the USA Triathlon. She set several triathlon-related ITU records, including being the only female to win the world title following a WTS season. She managed to maintain a 12-race WTS winning streak while also winning the Olympic test event.

Other Interesting Gwen Jorgensen Facts And Trivia

  • On January 19, 2017, Jorgensen took to Twitter to announce that she and her husband were pregnant. She gave birth to her son over two weeks after his due date.
  • To focus on the marathon and pursue an Olympic gold medal in the sport in Tokyo 2020, Jorgensen stated in November 2017 that she was withdrawing from the triathlon. Jorgensen, however, declared on December 4, 2019, that she would concentrate on qualifying in the 5,000m or 10,000m after experiencing injuries and having heel surgery during her marathon preparation.

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