It was the course that dashed her hope of a World Championship title last year, but in 2014 Gwen Jorgensen conquered London in the best possible style, claiming her fifth career World Triathlon Series win in an all-round strong performance in Hyde Park.
After a swim that placed her in the top five, Jorgensen sat comfortably in the lead group of 11 through the 20km bike leg, before unleashing her trademark run on the 5km course to win in a time of 54:44. That victory took her career WTS total to five, equal for the most series wins in history with Emma Moffatt (AUS) and Paula Findlay (CAN).
It was a red-letter day for American women in London as Sarah Groff wrapped up a clear silver medal with a strong run. After years of being close, including her fourth finish in the triathlon event at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Groff was pleased she had been able to tick a medal in London off his list.
Behind that U.S. one-two, Australia’s Emma Jackson threw down the second fastest run of the day to climb her way up from the chase group into bronze. Despite a 20-second gap to the leaders that was compounded when she fell in T2, Jackson didn’t let up on her way towards her second career podium place.
With the win Jorgensen takes over the top spot in the WTS rankings.
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ITU World Triathlon Series – London
London, Great Britain – May 31, 2014
750m swim, 20km bike, 5km
1. Gwen Jorgensen USA 54:44
2. Sarah Groff USA 55:12
3. Emma Jackson AUS 55:19
4. Alice Betto ITA 55:35
5. Nicky Samuels NZL 55:36
6. Andrea Hewitt NZL 55:39
7. Helen Jenkins GBR 55:39
8. Aileen Reid IRL 55:40
9. Rebecca Robisch GER 55:41
10. Vendula Frintova CZE 55:42
No American male placed in the top eight, leaving all spots on the U.S. Olympic team up for grabs.
Americans Gwen Jorgensen and Sarah True qualified for the U.S. Olympic team Sunday by finishing 1st and 4th, respectively.
American Gwen Jorgensen narrowly pulled off her 11th-straight victory in the World Triathlon Series in Hamburg, Germany.
Javier Gomez (ESP) won a thrilling sprint over Alistair Brownlee (GBR) to claim his first gold medal of the season.
The victory was her ninth straight in the WTS, 12th overall in the WTS and her third straight at this Yokohama race.
The inaugural event will entail a unique, two-day race that puts a select group of pro triathletes head-to-head in the Bahamas.
Great Britian’s Jonathan Brownlee finally ended the reign of Spain's Javier Gomez in Auckland today.
Gwen Jorgensen continued her ITU dominance today at the ITU World Triathlon Series Auckland race.
Alistair Brownlee (GBR) said he was relieved afterwards to be back to his "old self."
The American continued her dominance of the World Triathlon Series circuit with a win Saturday in Hamburg.