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Gwen Jorgensen makes meteoric rise

Originally Published: February 10, 2012
By Meri-Jo Borzilleri

Gwen Jorgensen was enjoying the best race of her life. Her swim and bike legs finished, she was running light and fast and strong. She trailed only one competitor, Great Britain's Helen Jenkins.

With the fourth and final lap to go, it never crossed her mind that she was about to make history. Seventeen months ago, she was a full-time accountant. Now this.

Minutes after crossing the finish line in second place, Jorgensen remembered all the details, except the ...

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