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Gwen Jorgensen wins triathlon event

Updated: April 20, 2013, 12:05 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Olympian Gwen Jorgensen became the first U.S. woman to win a World Triathlon Series event Friday at the Omegawave event in Mission Beach.

Jorgensen, from St. Paul, Minn., completed the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 59 seconds to also win her first USA Triathlon Elite National Championships title.

"It's a huge honor and I think it's only going to increase our athletes in the U.S.," Jorgensen said. "It's going to motivate ...

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