9 Minnesota Connections To The Rio OlympicsHere are nine Minnesota connections to the Olympics.
Gwen Jorgensen Wins Chicago Triathlon To Take World TitleGwen Jorgensen won the ITU World Triathlon Series' Grand Final on Friday for her second straight season championship. Jorgensen, from St. Paul, Minnesota, has won 12 straight events. She finished the 1,500-meter swim in Lake Michigan, 40-kilometer bike ride and 10-kilometer run in 1 hour, 55 minutes, 36 seconds, rallying from 17th after the bike leg.
St. Paul Woman Races To 10th Straight ITU World Triathlon WinGwen Jorgensen raced to her 10th straight ITU World Triathlon Series victory Sunday, leading a U.S. sweep for the second time this season.
St. Paul's Gwen Jorgensen Races To Record Sixth Triathlon WinGwen 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.
Gwen Jorgensen Wins World Triathlon Series Event Olympian Gwen Jorgensen became the first U.S. woman to win a World Triathlon Series event Friday at the Omegawave event in Mission Beach.