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Triathlon - 01. September 2014.

Jorgensen (USA) golden at Edmonton Grand Final to be named 2014 ITU World Champion

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American Gwen Jorgensen today claimed a slice of history in winning the 2014 ITU World Championship Grand Final in a trademark come from behind performance. Jorgensen moved into triathlon royalty securing an unprecedented five WTS wins this season, joining Alistair Brownlee as the only other athlete to have won five titles in one season. Jorgensen's win today saw her crowned as the 2014 ITU World Champion. 

 

 

For the first time ever, the US women finished 1-2 in the overall world ranking with Sarah Groff in second. New Zealand's Andrea Hewitt took silver in the race, which helped her to a third-place finish overall in the rankings. Also on Saturday, Dorian Coninx (FRA) repeated back to back world titles moving from the junior world champ to the U23 king. Additionally, 10 world champions were named in paratriathlon, six of them winning the title for the first time. 

 

Video highlights of all four races are also available on our YouTube channel here.

 

Elite Women's Review

Gwen Jorgensen has dominated the 2014 Word Triathlon Series and today was rightly rewarded, standing on top of world triathlon after another powerhouse display.

 

Jorgensen's win today also secured her the overall ITU World Championship final winning in a time of two hours and 5 seconds, finishing 16 seconds ahead of New Zealand's Andrea Hewitt (NZL). Hewitt's second place secured her third in the overall standings. Nicky Samuels (NZL) finished a brilliant third in a race that saw some of the pre race contenders struggle.  

 

"I don't think it's really sunk in at all, I just want to thank everyone that has helped me so much, Patrick, Jaime (Turner). Sarah Haskings was huge today. I'm really happy," said Jorgensen.

 

Jorgensen again had to draw on her lethal weapon run speed to make up another big deficit but had some help from teammate Sarah Haskins (USA) on the bike.

 

Jorgensen went into the final race of the season a clear Rankings leader but it was an outstanding performance by Sarah Groff who was in the mix all day eventually finishing fourth that secured her second in the overall Rankings, knocking Jodie Stimpson (GBR) out of contention. 

 

Hewitt has not recored a race win since 2011 and after finishing second in Stockholm last weekend and a silver medal today was very pleased with the second half of her season.

 

"For things to come together at the end of the season it means so much, second here and second last weekend, I just had a great race today," said Hewitt.

 

Carolina Routier (ESP) lead the swim from start to finish with Alice Betto sitting right on her feet and Groff nicely placed in the group. But little separated them from the big pack that entered transition.

 

On the first lap of the bike a group of 17 had formed and settled into a good rhythm 

 

Great Britain's Lucy Hall established herself in the work group along with four New Zealander's, Hewitt, Samuels, Kate McIroy and Rebecca Clarke. 

 

Over the the six-lap bike leg they amassed a 70 second lead over the chasers that included all teh top chances including Jorgensen. 

 

 As they hit the final 10km run leg it was Hewitt, Samuels and Groff that forged ahead over the first lap but Jorgensen put the pedal down and on the third lap moved into the lead recording the fastest run split of the day (33.24) to win her first World Championship title.

 

"I didn't really execute too well in the swim and first lap of the bike I got a little nervous and let that get to me. I just had to try and reel it back in," said Jorgensen.

 

2014 ITU Elite Women's World Championships - 30 August

Final Results - Junior Women - 1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run   

1.

Gwen Jorgensen

USA

 

02:00:05

2.

Andrea Hewitt

NZL

 

02:00:21

3.

Nicky Samuels

NZL

 

02:00:31

4.

Sarah Groff

USA

 

02:01:20

5.

Aileen Reid

IRL

 

02:01:21

6.

Claudia Rivas

MEX

 

02:01:22

7.

Sara Vilic

AUT

 

02:01:24

8.

Pamela Oliveira

BRA

 

02:01:26

9.

Katie Hursey

USA

 

02:01:27

10.

Rachel Klamer

NED

 

02:01:30

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