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Rio Olympics: Waukesha native Gwen Jorgensen wins U.S.’ first triathlon gold

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: Gwen Jorgensen of the United States celebrates as she wins gold during the Women's Triathlon on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Fort Copacabana on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO  — Gwen Jorgensen of the U.S. has a gold medal. She won the grueling triathlon competition with a time of 1 hour, 56 minutes and 16 seconds, while the runner-up finished at 1:56.56. It’s the first gold ever for the U.S. in Olympic triathlon. The only other American to win an Olympic triathlon medal was Susan Williams, who won the silver in 2004.

According to nbcolympics.com, Jorgensen is a Waukesha native, and was a member of the cross country, swimming and track & field teams at the University of Wisconsin.

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