Olympic triathlon champion Jorgensen dejected by marathon effort


Olympic triathlon champion Gwen Jorgensen did not enjoy her 14th-place finish at the New York Marathon on Sunday.

The American, who took gold by a sizeable margin in Rio, had no swimming or cycling to concern herself with on this occasion, but failed to produce a display she could be happy with.

Jorgensen clocked a time of two hours, 41 minutes and one second as she finished almost 17 minutes behind winner Mary Keitany, who claimed the title for the third year running.

The 30-year-old, who made a purposeful start and went out with the lead runners for the first five miles, faded badly late on.

"I don't know what I would have been happy with, but I'm not happy with that race," said Jorgensen. "I didn't prepare as well as I should have. I just didn't have enough time.

"It was difficult. My muscles definitely got sore during the race. They're going to be pretty tired and sore for several days.

"That's different than a triathlon. Normally, I go into a triathlon, and I'm fully prepared and ready to go. For this race, I wasn't prepared, and it definitely hurts."