Team America: Jorgensen storms WTS London

Nobody could stop Gwen Jorgensen from claiming her 10th World Triathlon Series title in Hyde Park, as she stormed ahead early on in the run to cross the line with considerable time to spare.


There was plenty of jostling in the swim and the field spread out quickly. Carolina Routier (ESP) led out of the water, emerging after a shade over 9 mins. Sophie Coldwell was the first Brit into T2, leaving experienced WTS racers Non Stanford and Vicky Holland trailing. As testament to the hectic swim, a number of athletes including Jorgensen lost their timing chips

It was a blistering start to Coldwell’s WTS debut, as she made it into the top group of eight on the bike. Gwen Jorgenson was also in there along with fellow Americans Sarah True and Katie Zaferes, increasing the chances of a 1-2-3 for the USA early on.