9-Year-Old Fan Thrilled With Flora Duffy Poster

December 28, 2017 | 10 Comments

A 9-year-old budding triathlete from England who listed a Flora Duffy poster at the top of her Christmas wishlist was thrilled to a receive exactly what she wanted; with the reigning world champion taking the time to personally send Matilda the gift.

Matilda Herries — whose Twitter bio indicates she is 9-years-old and from Nottingham, UK –  tweeted, “I wrote Santa a letter and @floraduffy #NicestTriathlete sent me 2 amazing presents.

“Happy Christmas Flora. Thank you ever so much, you’re my inspiration,” she added, and in response Flora Duffy tweeted back, “My pleasure Matilda! Merry Christmas.”

The Bermudian athlete has had a tremendous year, recording multiple international wins including her record breaking fourth consecutive XTERRA World Championship title and her second consecutive ITU World Championship title.

Photos via Matilda’s Twitter:

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  1. Proud Bermudian says:

    Beautiful! Surely made her day!

  2. Flora Duffy continues to inspire. Looking forward to seeing many of Bermuda’s children enjoying the festivities and racing in April 2018.

  3. Yorkshire onion says:

    Again, raising the bar. Well done Flora.

  4. facts of the rock says:

    Flora does more for Bermuda than the BTA or any Politicians

    • Oh Boy says:

      more than any politician yes… not the BTA, don’t be silly.

      • facts of the rock says:

        @Oh Boy,
        the BTA is NOT known in UK or Europe,but Flora is.
        (truth hurts init boy!).

  5. Kim Smith says:

    Grit and generosity make an awesome combination. Let’s remember this little girl’s name!

  6. Zevon says:

    Very nice!

  7. The real Terry says:

    Flora you are a class act. Wishing you and your husband all the best for the New Year

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