Gwen Jorgensen wins 11th consecutive World Triathlon Series title

The unstoppable Gwen Jorgensen captured her 11th consecutive WTS Series victory at the world’s biggest triathlon in Hamburg today, but didn’t have it all her own way as she was forced to make a sprint finish to break away from Vicky Holland. Jorgensen’s margin of victory was just 3 seconds.

In warm and sunny conditions, 66 elite women leaped off the pontoon to begin a fast and furious 750m swim – the water was a balmy 22 degrees, meaning wetsuits weren’t necessary.


Carolina Routier (ESP) led out of the water in 9:43, with Brit Sophie Coldwell emerging close behind in 4th, starting impressively as she did in Hyde Park last month.

The relentless Gwen Jorgensen (USA) made the front pack and a large group of 13 formed after the first lap of the bike, including her fellow American Sarah True. Vicky Holland and Non Stanford were also up there, pushing the favourite Jorgensen every step of the way.