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Gwen Jorgensen finishes fourth in Pittsburgh

Former triathlete refers to half-marathon debut as "learning experience"

Gwen Jorgensen

2016 Olympic gold medalist in the triathlon, Gwen Jorgensen, debuted the half-marathon today at the USATF Half-Marathon Championships in Pittsburgh, Penn., as a stepping stone in her transition to the marathon. In a video she posted on social media she says she is “not super stoked” about her fourth-place finish, but that it was a learning experience.

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Kenya-born Aliphine Tuliamuk was the winner, with a time of 1:10:03, just three hundredths of a second ahead of Sara Hall in second place. Rochelle Kanuho was third.

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In the video Jorgensen says she had some difficulties with the hilly course, and expresses disappointment with her performance. She has not yet decided where she will race next.