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Gwen Jorgensen runner-up in London

Updated: August 6, 2011, 1:33 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Helen Jenkins of Britain won the London triathlon on Saturday, while Gwen Jorgensen of the United States finished second to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.

Jenkins clinched her first World Championship Series event in 2 hours, 34 seconds on the Hyde Park course that will be used at next year's Summer Olympics. Jorgensen was 7 seconds back, and Anja Dittmer of Germany was third.

Jorgensen's silver medal secured a place on the U.S. Olympic team just 18 months after she competed ...

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