TRIATHLON NEWS

Runner gives up chance to win to help brother cross finish line

Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee had a chance to win the final race of the World Triathlon Series in Cozumel on Monday, but he instead chose to help his brother cross the finish line. Jonny Brownlee, Alistair’s younger brother, could have won the series if he finished in first and Spaniard Mario Mola finished no higher than fourth. Heading into the final kilometer of the 10...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Triathlete gives up chance to win in order to help his brother to the finish line

Olympic silver medalist Jonny Brownlee was leading the 2016 World Triathlon Series grand final in Cozumel, Mexico, and had the chance to win the season-long title - but he became disoriented in the final kilometer and didn't appear to be able to continue. Fortunately for Brownlee, his brother was just behind him. Henri Schoeman passed Brownlee to take the lead, but Alistair Brownlee...
Via FOX Sports
September 19, 2016

Gwen Jorgensen edged in World Triathlon Series

Just a month after becoming the first American to win Olympic gold in the triathlon, Gwen Jorgensen was edged by Flora Duffy of Bermuda in the final of the World Triathlon Series on Saturday in Mexico. Jorgensen finished second. She entered the Grand Final behind Duffy after skipping four of the previous eight World Series races in 2016. She won 13 top-level races during the 2014...
Via Excelle Sports
September 17, 2016

Olympic triathlon champ Jorgensen to run 1st marathon in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) Olympic triathlon gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen will run her first marathon in November in New York. On Saturday, the 30-year-old Jorgensen became the first American to win the Olympic triathlon title when she crossed the finish line first in Rio de Janeiro. Four days later, she announced that she'll run the New York City Marathon on Nov. 6. Jorgensen said in a news...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympic Athlete of the Day: Gwen Jorgensen

With the Olympics finally here, Excelle will award the top female athlete performer of the day. Gwen Jorgensen earns Excelle’s Olympic Athlete of the Day after winning gold in the women’s triathlon and becoming the first American to do so. Jorgensen’s victory is both historic and special after finishing 38th in the London Games after a flat tire in the biking portion of the...
Via Excelle Sports
August 20, 2016

Jorgensen: Winning gold a thank you to my husband and coach

Gwen Jorgensen, gold medalist in the women's triathlon, describes how she went about achieving her goal of Rio gold after being disappointed by her finish in London. Jorgensen thanks her husband and coach for the sacrifices they made and support they've given her to keep her going.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jorgensen: Winning gold a thank you to my husband and coach

Gwen Jorgensen, gold medalist in the women's triathlon, describes how she went about achieving her goal of Rio gold after being disappointed by her finish in London. Jorgensen thanks her husband and coach for the sacrifices they made and support they've given her to keep her going.
Via CSN Chicago
August 20, 2016

Ex-Badger Gwen Jorgensen wins women’s triathlon at 2016 Rio Olympics

After a flat tire derailed what looked like sure gold medal hopes for former Badgers track & field and swimming star Gwen Jorgensen at the 2012 London Olympic games, she had one singular mission over the last four years. Just win gold baby. On Saturday afternoon, Jorgensen crossed the finish line holding back tears and blowing away the competition to do just that — taking home...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Rio Olympics: American Gwen Jorgensen wins women's triathlon

RIO DE JANEIRO – Gwen Jorgensen of the U.S. wins the women’s Olympic triathlon at Copacabana Beach in 1 hour, 56 minutes, 16 seconds. Nicola Spirig of Switzerland, who won gold in London, takes the silver and Vicky Holland of Britain wins bronze....
Via The OC Register
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Rio Olympics: USA’s Gwen Jorgensen wins gold in women’s triathlon

On Saturday, Gwen Jorgensen won gold in the women’s triathlon final in Rio. Finishing with silver was London’s Olympic gold medalist Nicola Spirig of Switzerland with a time of 1:56:56 and the bronze went to Vicky Holland of Great Britain who finished in at 1:57:01. Jorgensen became the first athlete from the United States to win the triathlon in Olympic history. It's...
Via Excelle Sports
August 20, 2016

Video highlights from all sections of men's and women's triathlons

They had to swim, bike and run for their gold medals, but in the end Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain and Gwen Jorgensen of the United States can finally rest easy. You can check out written recaps (with extensive embedded video) of both the men's and women's triathlon finals, but here's a compilation of all sections from both races. Men's triathlon final Women's triathlon final
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Video highlights from all sections of men's and women's triathlons

They had to swim, bike and run for their gold medals, but in the end Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain and Gwen Jorgensen of the United States can finally rest easy. You can check out written recaps (with extensive embedded video) of both the men's and women's triathlon finals, but here's a compilation of all sections from both races. Men's triathlon final Women's triathlon final
Via CSN Chicago
August 20, 2016

Rio update: Gwen Jorgensen wins U.S.' first triathlon gold

A Rio news desk update about Gwen Jorgensen, the first U.S. triathlete to win gold.
Via CSN Chicago
August 20, 2016

Rio update: Gwen Jorgensen wins U.S.' first triathlon gold

A Rio news desk update about Gwen Jorgensen, the first U.S. triathlete to win gold.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Gwen Jorgensen: 'I wish my support crew could stand on podium'

A tearful Gwen Jorgensen discusses winning her triathlon gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Via CSN Chicago
August 20, 2016

Struggles in London spark run of success for Gwen Jorgensen

TODAY's Natalie Morales sits down with USA's Gwen Jorgensen to talk about how her 38th place finish in the triathlon in London motivated her to elevate her game in preparation for Rio.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Struggles in London spark run of success for Gwen Jorgensen

TODAY's Natalie Morales sits down with USA's Gwen Jorgensen to talk about how her 38th place finish in the triathlon in London motivated her to elevate her game in preparation for Rio.
Via CSN Chicago
August 20, 2016

Who can beat Gwen Jorgensen?

Gwen Jorgensen has completely dominated the sport of triathlon in recent years. She won 12 consecutive World Triathlon Series races in 2014 and 2015, including back-to-back world championship titles. Her greatest strength is her running speed. She recorded the fastest run leg in all seven of her World Triathlon Series races in 2015. Four of those triathlons featured an Olympic-distance...
Via CSN Chicago
August 19, 2016

Dramatic triathlon finish sees Alistair Brownlee pass Jonny

Dramatic triathlon finish sees Alistair Brownlee pass Jonny
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Brownlees make men's Olympic triathlon a family affair

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Just like four years ago in London, Alistair Brownlee grabbed a British flag, slowed to a trot and then walked across the finish line to win the gold medal in the men's Olympic triathlon. He dropped to the ground in exhaustion again. Only this time, moments later he got celebrate with his little brother. Jonathan Brownlee upgraded his bronze from 2012 to silver on Thursday.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Brownlees make men's Olympic triathlon a family affair

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Just like four years ago in London, Alistair Brownlee grabbed a British flag, slowed to a trot and then walked across the finish line to win the gold medal in the men's Olympic triathlon. He dropped to the ground in exhaustion again. Only this time, moments later he got celebrate with his little brother. Jonathan Brownlee upgraded his bronze from 2012 to silver on Thursday.
Via CSN Chicago
August 18, 2016

Gwen Jorgensen's journey from businesswoman to triathlete

Gwen Jorgensen was a Division 1 athlete, but after graduation she gave up her athletic aspirations for work in the real world. However, it took one phone call and now Jorgensen is back competing, working her way to becoming the most dominant triathlete in the world.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Gwen Jorgensen's journey from businesswoman to triathlete

Gwen Jorgensen was a Division 1 athlete, but after graduation she gave up her athletic aspirations for work in the real world. However, it took one phone call and now Jorgensen is back competing, working her way to becoming the most dominant triathlete in the world.
Via CSN Chicago
August 06, 2016

WATCH: No. 1 triathlete Gwen Jorgensen has eyes set on gold at Rio

See what the world's No. 1 triathlete Gwen Jorgensen had to say in an interview with CSN's Chuck Garfien.
Via CSN Chicago
August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Who is Gwen Jorgensen?

Triathlon Beginnings Born April 25, 1986 in Waukesha, Wis. She was a member of the cross country, swimming and track & field teams at the University of Wisconsin. But she did not complete her first competitive triathlon until 2010, after being identified by USA Triathlons Collegiate Recruitment Program. Major Competitions Jorgensen claimed world championships in both 2014 and...
Via CSN Chicago
August 03, 2016
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