World Triathlon Cup Valencia: Gwen Jorgensen celebrates first win since comeback

Gwen Jorgensen takes the win at World Triathlon Cup Valencia (Archive picture: World Triathlon / Petko Beier)

She is a former Olympic Champion and at the end of last year, American Gwen Jorgensen announced her comeback. Jorgensen very much wants to go to the Olympics one more time (Paris 2024, ed.) and on her way to that goal she just won the World Triathlon Cup Valencia. It is the first win since Jorgensen announced her comeback.

Unfortunately the World Triathlon Cup Valencia wasn’t hosting a race with the best pro field ever and at the same time the race was marked by a slow swim, or the distance wasn’t right. Either way, it took more than 22 minutes for a large group of women to come out of the water, and then a large peloton formed on the bike. During cycling, little interesting things actually happened next

While running, that did happen, as Jorgensen gave a wonderful lesson in running. She took off almost immediately, giving no one a chance to stay near her. Not for nothing is Jorgensen known for her strong run and after today we all know again why that is. In the end she won the race in a time of 1:55:01. Nina Eim from Germany finished second in 1:55:17 and German Marlene Gomez-Göggel finished third in 1:55:24.