Gwen Jorgensen quits triathlon to target Olympic Marathon Gold

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2016 Olympic Triathlon Gold medallist targets further success… in the Marathon

After ITU World Championship titles in 2014 and 2015, followed by Olympic Gold in 2016, Gwen Jorgensen is about to make a comeback… in a new sport. Hanging up her trisuit – quite literally in the video below – the winner of 17 World Triathlon Series races has set herself an exceptionally loft goal for the next stage of her sporting career; another Olympic Gold medal, this time in the Marathon.

Jorgensen has of course run one marathon, New York City, 12 months ago (details HERE), where she finished (granted, with almost no specific preparation), in a time of 2:41:01, a week after winning the three day Island House Triathlon.

You can find a little more on Gwen’s plans in this feature with NBC Sports, where she says:

“It’s a huge risk to switch sports right now, when I’m arguably at the top and could make more money than I’ve ever made in triathlon,” the 31-year-old said. “However, I am motivated by a new challenge. Triathlon picked me, and now I’m picking marathon.”

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