Sports

St. Paul’s Gwen Jorgensen Races To Record Sixth Triathlon Win

View Comments
(credit: Joe Klamar/Getty Images)

(credit: Joe Klamar/Getty Images)

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Halloween Comes Early At Como Zoo’s ‘Zoo Boo’
  2. Local Cancer Survivor Medals In Invictus Games
  3. Survey: Franken Leads McFadden In Senate Race
  4. Tubby Smith Crashes Motorcycle Entrance
  5. Two Drown In Separate Incidents On Parley Lake

CHICAGO (AP) — Gwen Jorgensen became the first woman to win six career ITU World Triathlon Series events, topping the field Saturday at Grant Park.

Jorgensen, the Olympian from St. Paul, Minnesota, completed the 1,500-meter swim, 38.1-kilometer bike ride and 10-kilometer run in 1 hour, 55 minutes, 33 seconds.

Jorgensen, also the winner this year in Yokohama, Japan, and London, broke a tie with Australia’s Emma Moffatt and Canada’s Paula Findlay for the series record.

“(The record is) not something I focus on. I just wanted to come out here and do the best that I could,” Jorgensen said. “Looking back on this race I’m still going to have to work on my swim and my bike, but I’m thrilled to race on home soil and the crowd really encouraged me throughout it.

“During the race, when I came through the grandstand area on the lap, the crowd was incredible. I don’t think I’ve ever been affected by cheers that loud. They gave me chills throughout my entire body.”

Britain’s Helen Jenkins was second in 1:55:53, and Japan’s Juri Ide followed in 1:56:00.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,900 other followers