Running in her first race as an official member of the Bowerman Track Club, Gwen Jorgensen finished with a time of 31:55 to win the 10,000m at the Standford Invitational. That makes it two PBs from her first two races as a professional beating her previous 10k PB( road) of 32:21 by 26 seconds.
After months of speculation about which training group she would join the 2016 Olympic Games medalist came out as a member of Jerry Schumacher’s training group. Jorgensen had previously been spotted training at altitude with fellow Olympian Shalane Flanagan and was paced to a 5000m PB by two other members of the Bowerman Track Club at the Husky Classic in February. The Portland-based training group also has a Canadian connection with 5000 and 10000m national record holder Mo Ahmed, and Matt Hughes also running with the group.
Yesterday I had a long run that was better than last week, however I was not able to finish the entire workout. I want to be confronted with the world standard everyday. My transition to marathon has been really tough but every once in awhile I see a glimmer of hope. Head over to my @youtube channel to watch yesterday’s long and hear more of my thoughts. 📸 @talbotcox
Also of note was Jorgensen’s footwear choice. The gold medalist in triathlon chose to run in what appears to be the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% in lieu of a track spike.
Jorgensen has been uploading an almost weekly video series to her YouTube channel as she records her attempt to win the 2020 Olympic marathon gold. If successful the American athlete would be the only athlete to have medaled in those two events.