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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.
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.
It is uncertain how much Gwen Jorgensen earns in a year.
Gwen Jorgensen stands at a height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm).
She was born on April 25, 1986, and is 36 years old as of 2022.
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.
Gwen Jorgensen is married to former pro cyclist Patrick Lemieux. The couple welcomed their baby boy, Stanley, on August 16, 2017.
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.
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.
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