Flora Duffy: “Thanks To Everyone In Bermuda”

September 21, 2016

“Special thanks to everyone in Bermuda. Running down the blue carpet with the Bermuda flag is a moment I will never forget,” newly-crowned World Champion Flora Duffy said after her recent victory in Mexico.

Following an outstanding season on the international circuit, Duffy secured her place in triathlon history by winning the 2016 ITU World Championship, marking the first time a Bermudian has won the title.

She won the World Triathlon Grand Final race in Mexico which gave her enough points to also win the overall series to become the 2016 ITU World Champion, meaning that she claimed two very prestigious titles in one day.

Duffy, who was leading by over a minute, savoured her victory, slowing down at the finish line to ‘high-five’ the fans, grabbing the Bermuda flag and flying it above her head as she crossed the finish line.

In a post on social media, she said, “Big shoutout and special thanks to everyone in Bermuda. Running down the blue carpet with the Bermuda flag is a moment I will never forget.”

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  1. Glenn Blakeney Jr says:

    No, thank you Flora for making every Bermudian proud…a time when we have so much divide. Thanks for bringing the whole of Bermuda together for this very historic and special achievement. despite having to take the hard road to your success,you never once complained but used it as motivation. You are truly a WORLD CHAMPION and more importantly a ROLE MODEL both on and off the course. Wishing you much more success!!

    Many Blessings

  2. hmmm says:

    Thank you Flora for showing that it is not where you come from, it is what you do that brings success.

    Flora Duffy … you did it ! Go girl ! So proud !

  3. Thinker says:

    Thanks go to you Flora!!! We are grateful to you for your commitment to excellence!!!

    Steadily you climbed the ranks within our island events, then onto the International/Olympic stage and have always given your BEST!!!!

    My wish for you is continued success for you are inspiring to many!!!

  4. clearasmud says:

    It is clearly time for a special public rally on front street at the flag pole so that the community can come out and give Flora the accolades that she deserves.

  5. Bermudatartan says:

    Many congrats Flora. Fabulous achievement. Stay safe.