Photos: MS Amlin World Triathlon Series

April 29, 2018 | 2 Comments

The MS Amlin World Triathlon Series saw the Tokio Millennium Re [TMR] Kids Duathlon take place on Friday night [April 27] while the Amateur Age Group Races and Elite Races took place on Saturday [April 28].

With an incredible performance in front of her home crowd, Flora Duffy won the elite women’s event in a time of 2:01:39. The gold earned on home soil was her first WTS win of the season and first for the inaugural event as she won with a marginal victory of 96 seconds in the first Olympic-distance race of the season.

Collecting the leading position in the swim, bike and run, Duffy’s win also meant she became the first woman in WTS history to win a race after being the leader in all three disciplines, which included a 40-kilometre solo bike ride.


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Second place then went to Great Britain’s Vicky Holland in a time of 2:03:25 after she won in a photo-finish sprint on the line with USA’s Katie Zaferes who then took the bronze with the same recorded time.

USA’s Kirsten Kasper finished fourth on the day in a time of 2:05:40. Added with her fourth-place finish from WTS Abu Dhabi she became the new overall Series leader. Yuko Takahashi from Japan rounded off the top five in a time of 2:05:51. Thirty two women took to the start line with three competitors being disqualified and three competitors being lapped.

It was an overall historical day on the island as the debut 2018 MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda saw the nation of Norway sweep the elite men’s podium for the first-time in WTS history. In only his third WTS elite race of his career, Casper Stornes dominated his way to claim gold in a time of 1:54:47.

His compatriots Kristian Blummenfelt and Gustav Iden finished off the silver and bronze to complete the sweep in times of 1:55:08 and 1:55:10 respectively.

Spain’s Mario Mola finished fourth with a time of 1:55:45 while Mexico’s Rodrigo Gonzalez rounded off the top five finishing in a time of 1:55:58. Fifty one men took to the start line with one competitor being disqualified and one competitor being lapped. Eight participants did not finish.

You can view all our coverage of the World Triathlon Festival Weekend here, and our live updates post here.

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  1. Curious says:

    Thank you for your coverage Bernews – great live updates and photos.

    What a wonderful event for Bermuda and our amazing ‘Dame’ Flora Duffy. A simple incredible domination of the field for her hometown fans and family.

    Thank you to all who helped bring this to our island and in particular Ms. Duffy, BTA, Amlin, BF&M all the volunteers and other sponsors/supporters.

    Like Americas Cup, Bermuda looked good on TV and everyone interviewed appears to have fallen in love with our island home and the people who hosted them.

  2. roger lambert says:

    CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU IN 7 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES TO FLORA, SUPERB PERFORMANCE. We couldn’t ask for anything more FROM YOU FLORA. A BIG THANK YOU & CONGRATS TO ALL THE ATHLETES WHO PERFORMED OVER THE WEEKEND.

    Also A BIG THANK YOU & CONGRATULATIONS TO: THE SPONSORS, International & Local, THE ORGANIZERS & VOLUNTEERS, International & Local Including St. John’s Ambulance, GOVERNMENT & THE SPECTATORS. KEEP ENCOURAGING AS THERE ARE OTHER FLORAS & CLARENCES OUT THERE FROM BERMUDA! BERMUDA ALSO WON!

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