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American Gwen Jorgensen, the Olympic Accountant, took first place (and the gold) at the 2012 Banyoles (Spain) ITU Triathlon World Cup.  This is her second World Cup championship.  She also won the 2011 World Cup gold.

Gwen Jorgensen in transition at Banyoles. Pic credit GwenJorgensen.com

Jorgensen finished in a time of 1 hour, 59 minutes, 39 seconds on the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run course.  The Olympic course in London is slightly longer, 1,500m/43km/10km.

Erin Greene of the Triathlon.org has a thorough write-up in “Jorgensen Jets to Banyoles World Cup Victory.”  This article also contains a video recap of the race.

After the race, Jorgensen said, ““It was a really great course. Those girls really made me work. There are some really good runners out there and when [Australian] Erin [Densham] took it out, I really tried to keep the distance.”

Gwen Jorgensen is called the Olympic Accountant because she is a tax specialist for Ernst & Young in its Milwaukee, WI, office.

Debit and credit – – David Albrecht

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