Gwen Jorgensen wins WTS Abu Dhabi with incredible run

Pre-race talk centred on the stacked field for WTS Abu Dhabi, but all that faded when Gwen Jorgensen unleashed a run of incredible ferocity to overhaul leader Flora Duffy (BER) and take gold in stunning fashion. 


The 2015 World Triathlon Series got off to a beautiful start with air temperature a balmy 26° as they started the sprint distance race (750m swim/20km bike/5km run) just after 3pm local time. Carolina Routier (ESP) took a firm lead of the swim, followed by Britain’s Lucy Hall.

Jorgensen left the water 38secs down on Routier, with Jodie Stimpson (GBR) further back still. Routier quickly established a lead pack of 10 or 11 athletes that included Lucy Hall, Flora Duffy (BER), Lisa Norden (SWE) and a number of American athletes including last year’s WTS Stockholm winner, Sarah True (née Groff).