Flora Duffy did Bermuda proud at the Standard ( Olympic distance) World Championships today,Saturday 30th August, in Edmonton, Canada as she finished 20th out of 60 competitors in 2 hrs 03 mins and 09 secs. Her splits were 19 mins 14 secs for the 1500 meter swim, 1hr 05 mins 50 secs for the 40km bike and 36 mins 26 secs for the 10km run. Duffy did not make the lead pack out of the swim which ultimately cost her a higher place finish.
American Gwen Jorgesen, one of the prerace favorites produced another come from behind performance to win as she was not in the lead pack of riders that went into the run over a minute ahead of the chasers but produced another storming run to take gold. Jorgensen ran 33.24 for the 10km to finish in 2hrs 05 secs. New Zealand took 2nd and 3rd with Andrea Hewitt and Nicky Samuels.
Meanwhile on Friday veteran Steve Petty finished a creditable 26th out of 42 finishers in the World Sprint Triathlon Championships in 1hr 28 mins and 38 secs whilst Joel Matthews, in his first World Championships was 70th out of 75 in the very competitive mens 35-39 age group in 1 hr 20 mins and 30 secs.
On Monday 1st September Bermuda’s Standard Olympic Distance Age groupers will race. The professional men race tomorrow although Bermuda is not represented in that event.
For full results follow the link below and click on the ” chose a result list ” for Elite women ( Flora) Men 60-63 (Steve) and men 35-39 (Joel).
You can also get race reports, the race schedule etc and live streaming for these World Championships at the link below :