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Video: Gwen Jorgensen Defends World Title On U.S. Soil

The American earned the world champion title with a perfect score of 5200 points in the Columbia Threadneedles Rankings.

Gwen Jorgensen was crowned royalty on Friday for a second time after winning her 12th-straight race at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final Chicago, completing a perfect undefeated WTS season.

After winning in true Jorgensen fashion by blasting away in the final 2.5 kilometers of the run, she earned the World Champion title with a perfect score of 5200 points in the Columbia Threadneedles Rankings. Great Britain’s Non Stanford and Vicky Holland joined Jorgensen on the Grand Final podium, securing their spots at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

“This is just crazy, I never thought I would be unbeaten this season, to be able to perform on so many different days when I am not feeling, hilly courses, it just doesn’t seem real, ” said Jorgensen.

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