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Just a few days after winning her Olympic gold medal in Rio, American Gwen Jorgensen is in New York City to talk about the Olympic experience. One of her first stops was CNBC’s “Squawk Box” where she talked about her journey from a full-time Certified Public Accountant to one of the best triathletes in the world.
When asked what was next, Jorgensen dropped a bit of news that will come as a surprise to many. Instead of taking time off, she has a busy fall planned. The American will compete in the 2016 ITU WTS Grand Final in Cozumel on Sept. 11. She is the defending two-time world champion, but with a busy year of focusing on the Olympics she currently sits in third behind Jodie Stimpson (GBR) and Flora Duffy (BER). She will then head to the Island House Invitational Triathlon in the Bahamas to compete from Oct. 28-30 against triathlon stars from across all distances.
She followed that news with the big announcement saying, “I’m really ready for a new challenge and I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be doing the New York City Marathon.”
Jorgensen expanded on her reasons for competing in the marathon in an a press release from the race. “This has been such an incredible year for me, and I thought what better way to continue to challenge myself than by running my first marathon,” said Jorgensen. “The triathlon will always be my first love, but I am really looking forward to the marathon and cannot think of a better place to make my debut than New York City.”
Watch the CNBC interview here