For the second year in a row, Bermuda is proving the perfect race for getting first ever World Triathlon Series victories.
Last year it was a Norwegian, Casper Stornes, who surprised everyone by claiming the title, a honor that this time was for Frenchman Dorien Coninx, surprising all to claim his first ever World Triathlon Series, with a legend of the sport like Javier Gomez Noya claiming silver and the Norwegian Gustav Iden repeating the third place that he got 12 months ago.
“I am really happy”, said a delighted Coninx after crossing the finish line. “Especially because after Abu Dhabi I was a bit disappointed, and when you start the season so badly is very hard to get over it. But I did, and during the race I was just thinking on enjoying it”, he explained.
Meanwhile American Katie Zaferes arrived in Bermuda wearing the golden number 1 reserved for the Series leader, and she proved that she is determined to get the world title this season by producing an impressive performance that saw her dominating the field in the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda from beginning to end. Behind her in the finish line were British Jessica Learmonth and Canadian Joanna Brown, claiming the first ever WTS podium of her career.
“I am very happy that I had a better swim than last year”, said Zaferes after crossing the finish line. “Inspired by Flora on her race last race, I just wanted to commit in the first few laps. We just kept pushing in the ten laps, which put us in a great position for the run”, she explained.