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Gwen Adjusts Her Goals...

 

By Tagwenstride.pngylor Dutch (runnersworld.com)

In the last two years, Gwen Jorgensen has been tested. The Olympic gold medalist endured the first chronic injury of her career, had surgery to correct it, and navigated the physical and emotional challenges involved with recovery. ...

But through adversity, the former triathlon champion strengthened her resolve in the decision to become a professional runner.

“I’ve learned that I’m determined and that I really want this,” Jorgensen, 33, told Runner’s World. “I don’t think you can go through an injury and a pregnancy and do something unless you really want it. And I have learned that this is absolutely, positively 100 percent what I want to be doing and what I should be doing."

In November 2017—one year after she won Team USA’s first-ever triathlon gold at the Rio Olympics—Jorgensen announced her transition into running. In the process of leaving a sport that she dominated, Jorgensen turned her full attention to the marathon with bold aspirations: winning a World Marathon Major as well as a gold medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.  READ MORE

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