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One more 2023 race for Gwen Jorgensen after mixed emotions following Miyazaki podium

American short course star on her race at the World Triathlon Cup in Miyazaki.

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Perhaps a sign of her winning mentality, Gwen Jorgensen wasn’t satisfied with a podium finish at the World Triathlon Cup in Miyazaki last weekend.

The American, who was beaten by Italian Bianca Seregni on the day, shared on Instagram that despite having fun racing, she was left frustrated by her performance in Japan.

Lining up again next weekend in Chile at the World Triathlon Cup Vina del Mar, Jorgensen will try and keep her perfect podium record in World Cups this year with a sixth consecutive top-three spot.

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Pride mixed in with frustration

For the 2016 Olympic champion, her comeback season has been a rollercoaster, with a tough initial period followed by a string of successful World Triathlon Cup races, but not quite the results she would have hoped for on the WTCS circuit.

World Triathlon Cup Miyazaki 2023 Gwen Jorgensen
Photo Credit: World Triathlon

Sharing her thoughts after taking some time to reflect on Japan, Jorgensen admitted that despite feeling more frustrated than happy after another podium, she was content with the knowledge that her emotions don’t own her actions.

“I’ve waited to post about my second place in Miyazaki in hopes my feelings would change to elation, but they haven’t. I can be proud of my improvements week after week and proud of my five podiums within five World Cup starts and still feel frustration and be mad about my latest performance.

“The thing about feelings and thoughts are that they come and go, they don’t own my actions. I can be mad about my performance without it impacting anything negatively in my life. And I’m super thankful for that. I had fun racing and meeting some more amazing triathletes.”

World Triathlon Cup Miyazaki 2023 Women's Podium
Women’s podium at World Triathlon Cup Miyazaki [Photo Credit – World Triathlon/Janos M Schmidt]

Next up, Jorgensen will make the long trip out to the seaside city of Vina del Mar, where she’ll finish up her comeback season on a hard and fast course just outside of the Chilean capital Santiago.

“I’m excited to finish my season in Chile in two weeks and the Vina Del Mar World Cup. Until then you can find me training and hugging Patrick, Stanley, and George and making the most of what little time I have left in this season. It’s gone by too fast.”

Tomos Land
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Tomos Land
Tomos Land is a triathlon & running journalist whose expertise lies in the professional world of short course & long distance triathlon, though he also boasts an extensive knowledge of ultra-running.

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