Flora Duffy has won the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam Championships and in doing so she has repeated as the World Triathlon Series Champion.
Duffy has become the first woman to win six World Triathlon Series events in the same year breaking the tie she had with Gwen Jorgensen of the United States who won five races during the 2014 Season.
Duffy clocked a winning time of 1:58:38, she finished with the Bermuda Flag in hand and 54 seconds ahead of Katie Zaferes from the USA. Jessica Learmonth from Great Britain finished third 2:17 back.
Duffy said of her win: “I am pretty reluctant to ever say you can have a perfect race, but I would say today went just how I wanted it to. I had a great swim and set myself up perfectly for the bike. I tried to play it safe on the bike because there is so much on the line and then on the run I felt pretty strong, so I wanted to go for it. Yeah, it was a great day. I just try to make it a swim, bike and run. Not a swim, get through the bike and then onto the run. So maybe it is forcing everyone to be really good at all three, but that is how I want to race a triathlon, I just love to race.”