She could have tried Ironman and half Ironman races.
But those races typically require a strong bike leg.
There was always talk about "how much better Gwens cycling had become."
But that just meant she wasn't getting dropped on small hills and corners as much.
I think Daniela Ryf could put 25 minutes into Gwen on the bike part of an Ironman. Gwen might be able to regain 8 minutes.