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Gwen Jorgensen, 33

University of Wisconsin — Madison

Personal Bests:

  • Mile: 4:39.43

  • 3000m: 9:10.12

  • 5000m: 15:15.64

  • 10000m: 31:55.68

  • Half Marathon: 1:10.58

  • Marathon: 2:36:13

social handle: @gwenjorgensen


An accountant turned “Queen of Triathlon.”
Since she won gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Gwen Jorgensen has captivated fans of running—in part because during that golden performance, she pulled away throughout the run segment of the event and had the fastest split of the day for the 10K. In 2017, Jorgensen announced she was giving up the “comfort” of triathlon dominance to pursue a bold new goal: Win an Olympic gold medal in the marathon. Her announcement came just months after giving birth to her son Stanley.


Jorgensen has husband and chef (and former pro cyclist) Patrick Lemieux by her side and they work seamlessly as a team. One of his top priorities? Helping his wife fuel her training, especially during the nine months she spent breastfeeding and listening to her body, as she worked herself back into shape. Gwen is a relatable and accessible working mom who is continuing to inspire on her new journey with her family’s support every step of the way.