Duffy wins her second world title

Flora Duffy had another dominant performance at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final and defends her ITU World Triathlon Series title.

| September 17, 2017 | RACES

Flora Duffy wins the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam.

Flora Duffy wins the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam.

Photo >Simon Müller / spomedis

Flora Duffy (BER) continued her impressive 2017 season with a dominating performance that saw her cross the line in 1:58:38, almost a minute ahead of Katie Zaferes. Jessica Learmonth (GBR) rounded out the podium.

Aggressive from the gun

Duffy typically uses a dominating bike peformance to set up her wins, but in Rotterdam her aggressive tactics began from the start horn. Duffy, Zaferes and Learmonth opened up a 30-second gap on the rest of the field in the water and continued to pull away on the bike. By the end of the second of seven loops on the bike they enjoyed a 1:30 lead on the rest of the field.

Duffy dominates on the run, too

After working on her running over the off season, Duffy proved that she's starting to master the third leg of the race thanks to the day's fastest run. Her impressive run got her to the line 55-seconds ahead of Zaferes, who crossed the line in 1:59:34. Learmonth was able to hang on for the third spot on the podium in 2:00:57.

Another world title

Duffy's sixth win of the WTS season ensured she defended her world title, while Ashleigh Gentle (AUS) managed to run her way to sixth, which got her the second spot on the WTS championship podium, while Zaferes finished third.

Name

Country

Total

1.5 km Swim

40 km Bike

10 km Run

1

Flora Duffy

BER

1:58:39

19:14

1:03:40

33:36

2

Katie Zaferes

USA

1:59:34

19:21

1:03:41

34:34

3

Jessica Learmonth

GBR

2:00:57

19:13

1:03:43

35:50

4

Kirsten Kasper

USA

2:01:29

19:38

1:04:44

34:58

5

Joanna Brown

CAN

2:01:47

19:43

1:04:42

35:12

6

Ashleigh Gentle

AUS

2:02:00

20:04

1:06:03

33:54

7

Rachel Klamer

NED

2:02:09

19:39

1:04:40

35:34

8

Jodie Stimpson

GBR

2:02:20

19:41

1:04:40

35:52

9

Summer Cook

USA

2:02:30

19:23

1:04:59

35:55

10

Jolanda Annen

SUI

2:02:43

20:04

1:06:03

34:27

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