Photos: Gwen Jorgensen’s ITU Triathlon Career

2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series London

Aug. 6, 2011
Jorgensen’s second-place finish at the 2011 London WTS race was the breakout performance she needed. The finish earned her a spot on the 2012 London Olympic team. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series London

Aug. 6, 2011
Jorgensen’s second-place finish at the 2011 London WTS race was the breakout performance she needed. The finish earned her a spot on the 2012 London Olympic team. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series London

Aug. 6, 2011
Jorgensen’s second-place finish at the 2011 London WTS race was the breakout performance she needed. The finish earned her a spot on the 2012 London Olympic team. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series London

Aug. 6, 2011
Jorgensen’s second-place finish at the 2011 London WTS race was the breakout performance she needed. The finish earned her a spot on the 2012 London Olympic team. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2011 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup

Aug. 14, 2011
Jorgensen’s first big win on the ITU circuit came in Tiszaujvaros. Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2011 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup

Aug. 14, 2011
Jorgensen’s first big win on the ITU circuit came in Tiszaujvaros. Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2011 Guadalajara Pan American Games

Oct. 23, 2011
Photo: Rich Cruse/Triathlon.org

2012 Banyoles ITU Triathlon World Cup

June 17, 2012
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2012 Banyoles ITU Triathlon World Cup

June 17, 2012
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2012 Banyoles ITU Triathlon World Cup

June 17, 2012
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2012 Banyoles ITU Triathlon World Cup

June 17, 2012
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2012 ITU World Triathlon Kitzbuehel

June 23, 2012
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2012 Barfoot and Thompson World Triathlon Grand Final Auckland

Oct. 20, 2012
Jorgensen finished second at the 2012 Grand Final in Auckland. It was a small sign of the brilliant performances about to come. Photo: Dely Carr/Triathlon.org

2012 Barfoot and Thompson World Triathlon Grand Final Auckland

Oct. 20, 2012
Jorgensen finished second at the 2012 Grand Final in Auckland. It was a small sign of the brilliant performances about to come. Photo: Dely Carr/Triathlon.org

2013 ITU World Triathlon San Diego

April 19, 2013
WTS win No. 1 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2013 ITU World Triathlon San Diego

April 19, 2013
WTS win No. 1 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2013 ITU World Triathlon San Diego

April 19, 2013
WTS win No. 1 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2013 ITU Yokohama World Triathlon

May 11, 2013
WTS win No. 2 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2013 ITU Yokohama World Triathlon

May 11, 2013
WTS win No. 2 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2013 ITU Yokohama World Triathlon

May 11, 2013
WTS win No. 2 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2013 ITU Yokohama World Triathlon

May 11, 2013
WTS win No. 2 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2013 ITU World Triathlon Madrid

June 1, 2013
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2013 ITU World Triathlon Kitzbuehel

July 6, 2013
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2013 ITU World Triathlon Kitzbuehel

July 6, 2013
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2013 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm

Aug. 24, 2013
WTS win No. 3 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2013 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm

Aug. 24, 2013
WTS win No. 3 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2013 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm

Aug. 24, 2013
WTS win No. 3 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2013 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm

Aug. 24, 2013
WTS win No. 3 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2013 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm

Aug. 24, 2013
WTS win No. 3 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2014 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup

March 15, 2014
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2014 ITU World Triathlon Cape Town

April 26, 2014
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2014 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama

May 17, 2014
WTS win No. 4 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2014 ITU World Triathlon London

May 31, 2014
WTS win No. 5 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2014 ITU World Triathlon London

May 31, 2014
WTS win No. 5 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2014 ITU World Triathlon London

May 31, 2014
WTS win No. 5 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2014 ITU World Triathlon Chicago

May 31, 2014
WTS win No. 6 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2014 ITU World Triathlon Chicago

May 31, 2014
WTS win No. 6 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2014 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg

July 12, 2014
WTS win No. 7 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2014 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg

July 12, 2014
WTS win No. 7 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2014 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg

July 12, 2014
WTS win No. 7 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton

Aug. 29, 2014
WTS win No. 8 for Jorgensen and her first world championship title
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton

Aug. 29, 2014
WTS win No. 8 for Jorgensen and her first world championship title
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi

March 6, 2015
WTS win No. 9 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi

March 6, 2015
WTS win No. 9 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi

March 6, 2015
WTS win No. 9 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Auckland

March 28, 2015
WTS win No. 10 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Auckland

March 28, 2015
WTS win No. 10 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast

April 11, 2015
WTS win No. 11 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast

April 11, 2015
WTS win No. 11 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast

April 11, 2015
WTS win No. 11 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama

May 16, 2015
WTS win No. 12 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama

May 16, 2015
WTS win No. 12 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama

May 16, 2015
WTS win No. 12 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon London

May 30, 2015
WTS win No. 13 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon London

May 30, 2015
WTS win No. 13 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg

July 18, 2015
WTS win No. 14 for Jorgensen
Photo: Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg

July 18, 2015
WTS win No. 14 for Jorgensen
Photo: Triathlon.org

2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event

Aug. 2, 2015
Jorgensen qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics with a win on the test course one year prior to the Olympics.
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event

Aug. 2, 2015
Jorgensen qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics with a win on the test course one year prior to the Olympics.
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event

Aug. 2, 2015
Jorgensen qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics with a win on the test course one year prior to the Olympics.
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event

Aug. 2, 2015
Jorgensen qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics with a win on the test course one year prior to the Olympics.
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago

Sept. 15, 2015
WTS win No. 15 for Jorgensen and her second world title
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago

Sept. 15, 2015
WTS win No. 15 for Jorgensen and her second world title
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago

Sept. 15, 2015
WTS win No. 15 for Jorgensen and her second world title
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago

Sept. 15, 2015
WTS win No. 15 for Jorgensen and her second world title
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago

Sept. 15, 2015
WTS win No. 15 for Jorgensen and her second world title
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago

Sept. 15, 2015
WTS win No. 15 for Jorgensen and her second world title
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2016 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama

May 14, 2016
WTS win No. 16 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2016 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama

May 14, 2016
WTS win No. 16 for Jorgensen
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds

June 11, 2016
WTS win No. 17 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds

June 11, 2016
WTS win No. 17 for Jorgensen
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2016 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg

July 16, 2016
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2016 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg

July 16, 2016
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2016 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships

July 16, 2016
Jorgensen was part of the USA team that won the mixed relay world championships.
Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

Aug. 18, 2016
Jorgensen had a perfect race, out-running defending Olympic champion Nicola Spirig to earn her first Olympic gold medal. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

Aug. 18, 2016
Jorgensen had a perfect race, out-running defending Olympic champion Nicola Spirig to earn her first Olympic gold medal. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

Aug. 18, 2016
Jorgensen had a perfect race, out-running defending Olympic champion Nicola Spirig to earn her first Olympic gold medal. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

Aug. 18, 2016
Jorgensen had a perfect race, out-running defending Olympic champion Nicola Spirig to earn her first Olympic gold medal. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

Aug. 18, 2016
Jorgensen had a perfect race, out-running defending Olympic champion Nicola Spirig to earn her first Olympic gold medal. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

Aug. 18, 2016
Jorgensen had a perfect race, out-running defending Olympic champion Nicola Spirig to earn her first Olympic gold medal. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

Aug. 18, 2016
Jorgensen had a perfect race, out-running defending Olympic champion Nicola Spirig to earn her first Olympic gold medal. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

Aug. 18, 2016
Jorgensen had a perfect race, out-running defending Olympic champion Nicola Spirig to earn her first Olympic gold medal. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel

Sept. 11, 2016
Jorgensen ran her way to a second-place finish in what was likely her final ITU race. Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel

Sept. 11, 2016
Jorgensen ran her way to a second-place finish in what was likely her final ITU race. Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org

American triathlete Gwen Jorgensen revealed yesterday that she will change the focus of her career from draft-legal triathlon to the marathon. In her approximately five years of competing on the ITU circuit, Jorgensen cemented her spot as one of the greatest triathletes to ever live. The American posted an unparalleled 17 WTS victories, earned two world championship titles, and became the first U.S. athlete to win Olympic gold in triathlon. Look back on her ITU career with this gallery from the great photographers of the International Triathlon Union.

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