Duffy Places Third At World Cup In Abu Dhabi

March 7, 2015

[Updated] Bermuda’s Flora Duffy continues to excel on the world stage, this time racing to a third place finish among a world class field at the International Triathlon Union’s World Cup Series in Abu Dhabi today [Mar 7], with the race commentator calling Bermuda a ”tiny island that seems to produce outstanding triathletes.”

Bermuda Triathon reports that, “Flora’s performance was a real breakthrough as she made the podium for the first time in the World Cup Series, the highest level of the sport.

Duffy [on right, somewhat obscured] on the podium, photo courtesy of the ITU

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“Duffy visibly tired on the 2nd lap of the run and was just beaten into 2nd place by the USA’s Lisa Tavares finishing in 59 minutes and 23 secs, overall it was a brilliant performance by Flora who was visibly delighted when interviewed at the race end, saying that it was a big day for both her and Bermuda.

“Flora got tremendous accolades for her performance and Bermuda, the ‘tiny island that seems to produce outstanding triathletes, was also mentioned numerous times. The Bermuda flag was raised during the medal ceremony.”

Update: After the race Duffy tweeted a few photos and said, “Unbelievable day. Rode that bike course with all I had. So thrilled to finish 3rd.”

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The 2015 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi Elite Women results are below [PDF here]

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  1. Todd says:

    Wow – that is simply outstanding! Well done Flora for putting yourself and Bermuda on the map. There cannot possibly be a more intensive sport to train for than a triathlon. So very impressive!

  2. Sickofantz says:

    WOW what a great Ad for Bermuda and huge triumph for Flora.

  3. hmmm says:

    Awesome Flora !!!!!!!!!

  4. Rock says:

    Well done Duffy…. Dubai must be nice enjoy

  5. Karla says:

    Flora “Super Woman” Duffy congrats once again. You are truly a force to be reckoned with. You have done us Bermuda proud. We love you!

  6. PSJ says:

    So proud of u! Great job!

  7. Charlly X says:

    !!!!!!! Go Flora Go Girl !!! Congratulations Again !!