With the 2019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event getting underway on Thursday August 15th, the athletes including Flora Duffy are descending on Tokyo from training camps across Japan and around the world.
Duffy said, ďIím just happy to be here - for a long time I didnít think Iíd be back racing this year and even six weeks ago it was touch and go but luckily things turned a corner.Ē
Duffy continued, ďThereís no pressure on me so I just want to get my feet wet, get back racing, finish, experience the course and check everything out in preparation for next year.Ē
ďIt takes a long time to get back to fitness and Iím not sure where my form is at. Iíve been training okay but I donít know how the race will go and thatís fine, itís kind of exciting,Ē Duffy went on to say.
ďIím number 55 on the start so Iím working my way back up and enjoying it, Itís about checking out how the swim is, the exits and entries, corners, the bike course and how Iíll race it, seeing how far I can push it,Ē continued Duffy.
Duffy concluded, ďI think my body will handle the conditions well - this is kind of like Bermuda although the humidity is something different.Ē