With her qualification already taken care of, she had her sights set squarely on peaking for the Olympic triathlon on Aug. Patience and persistence paid off for Jorgensen as she handled the pressure beautifully to become the first American triathlete to win Olympic gold.
After a busy press tour in New York City, Jorgensen competed in the WTS Cozumel Grand Final (finishing second to Flora Duffy), the Island House Invitational Triathlon (winning for the second year in a row) and the NYC Marathon (running a , see “Best Single-Sport Performance” on this list).
She took the race by storm, setting a new course record and winning by over 25 minutes in to defend her title and showcase what she is capable of.
Photo: Oliver Baker Most of Rio’s Olympic triathlon competition went according to script.
Next year Brownlee is aiming for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship and says that he eventually wants to compete in the Ironman World Championship.
Photo: Delly Carr/The pressure was on for Gwen Jorgensen (USA) coming into 2016.
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In the time between the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics, Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee struggled to stay consistent or healthy—but it doesn’t really matter.
TV, a comprehensive collection of those videos will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with on-demand XTERRA programming. It was South Africa’s first Olympic medal in triathlon and the feat was especially unexpected because Schoeman spent most of the week leading up to the race receiving treatment for flu-like symptoms.The 24-year old wasn’t even cleared by his doctors to compete until the evening before the race.Friendly reminder that this event is a last-chance qualifier for the 2018 #Escape Alcatraz Tri https://t.co/Angj D44spp If you're still waiting to officially register, remember that once you do, you get to BYORB (Build Your Own Race Ba… https://t.co/qek Fxvk3XU @tenchiso No problem, glad you enjoyed the process! Just about a month after winning the gold medal, Brownlee entered his first swim/run event—the Aquathlon World Championships—and won.