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Gwen Jorgensen’s ITU Triathlon Career

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.

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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