A couple of corrections to my post on Flora Duffy’s race the Commonwealth Games Triathlon :
The Commonwealth Games distances are infact 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run and not Olympic/ Standard distances as in past major games and world championships. The shorter swim will certainly be a factor in the race as it will give Flora less of an opportunity to open up a gap on the pack . However, Flora and one or two other triathletes has shown consistently that they can get away even in a sprint distance swim but the margins will be even tighter.
With Commonwealth Games splitting team GB (as shown on the ITU start lists) into its separate entities ( England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland) Wales’ Non Stanford will not be able to count on the support of the English contingent although as she knows the English athletes so well she may well work with them anyway.