Gwen Jorgensen wins debut 10,000m in 31:55.67
Monday, 02 April 2018 11:33

Gwen Jorgensen wins debut 10,000m in 31:55.67

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The 2016 Olympic gold medalist at the Triathlon announced less than a year ago that she wanted to make the 2020 Tokyo U.S. Olympic marathon team. Back in January, Gwen ran 15:15.64, finishing second to Emily Infeld on the oversized indoor track at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Now, after a month of high altitude training, Gwen ventured to Palo Alto, CA to run in the Stanford Invitational. Running the first section of the 10,000 meters, Gwen Jorgensen went out with the leaders, Karissa Schwiezer, Carrie Dimoff, and Alice Wright. Hitting the 5000 meter mark in 16:04, Gwen Jorgensen, Carrie Dimoff and Karrie Schwiezer were on a fine pace for a 32 minute 10,000 meters.



In the cool conditions that make Palo Alto, CA the perfect place to run a 10,000 meters, Carrie Dimoff and Gwen Jorgensen battled, as Karissa Schweizer dropped back four seconds. Dimoff had the lead with 400 meters to go, as Gwen Jorgensen used her speed over the last 100 meters to take the lead from Carrie Dimoff and hold on for a win, 31:55.67 to 31:57.84. Karissa Schweizer took third in 32:00.55, a new school record for the University of Missouri.

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Images: 2016 Olympic Games