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Gwen Jorgensen to run the Chicago Marathon

The reigning Olympic Triathlon Champion, Gwen Jorgensen, has confirmed that the Chicago Marathon in October will be her next step on what she hopes will ultimately lead to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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Olympic Triathlon Champion announces Marathon debut**

(** Yes, we know she has run the New York Marathon previously…)

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday 7th October will represent the first ‘as a full-time runner’ Marathon of Rio 2016 Olympic Triathlon Champion, Gwen Jorgensen. Having said all year that her plan was to run a late season race over the distance, that the chosen event is one of the Marathon Majors on the fast course in the Windy City is not a major surprise, given its place in the calendar.

This year Gwen has run several events over 5000m, 10,000m, 10km and Half Marathon

John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.

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