Gwen Jorgensen retains title in Chicago

A real-life American Dream played out live today to the throngs of supporters who’d shown up in Chicago to witness history being made. US heroine Gwen Jorgensen maintained her record-beating winning streak when it mattered most, providing the home crowd with a spectacle of sporting supremity. Sniffing the lead from the off, Jorgensen crossed the line 1:55:36 later to take her 12th consecutive WTS win and her second consecutive world title.


The crowd was no doubt hoping for a US 1-2-3 with athletes Katie Zaferes and Sarah True ranked second and third heading into the final event. But GB’s Non Stanford and Vicky Holland had other ideas, sticking with Jorgensen for the majority of the 10k run, before crossing the line for silver and bronze and bagging their slots for Rio in the process.