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Posted: May 8, 2013  

Triathlon: Jorgensen, Shoemaker Set to Race at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama

Third ITU World Triathlon Series event of 2013 set for this weekend

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Top triathletes Gwen Jorgensen and Jarrod Shoemaker will represent the United States on the third stop of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Series in Yokohama, Japan, on Saturday.

The elite women's race is scheduled for 7:06 p.m. Eastern on Friday, followed by the elite men at 10:01 p.m. Eastern. A live webcast of the Olympic-distance event, featuring a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run, will be available at TriathlonLive.tv.

Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) recently made history as the first American woman to win a World Triathlon Series event on April 19 at the Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego. She now owns a trio of podium finishes in the series. Jorgensen is currently the No.1-ranked U.S. woman in the 2013 WTS standings and is ranked sixth overall. Visit Triathlon.org for a complete women's start list.

Shoemaker (Clermont, Fla.) opened his 2013 season with a third-place effort at the March 9 Clermont ITU Sprint Pan American Cup. He also finished sixth in his first half-Ironman attempt, Ironman 70.3 San Juan, on March 17. In 2012, Shoemaker was ranked 29th in the series and first among U.S. men. Visit Triathlon.org for a complete men's start list.

A complete event preview is available on Triathlon.org.

Following ITU World Triathlon Yokohama, the eight-race ITU World Triathlon Series resumes June 1-2 in Madrid, Spain.

Gwen Jorgensen recently won an ITU World Triathlon Series event. (Paul Phillips/Competitive Image)

About USA Triathlon

Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon - the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement - as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 510,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).


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