Flora Duffy To Compete Next Month In Tokyo

July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Flora Duffy announced that she will compete next month, which will mark her first race in over a year, with the Bermudian triathlete having been out of action as she recuperated from an injury.

In a post on Instagram, Ms Duffy said, “I’m on a start list! Excited to race in this little number at the Tokyo test event in a few weeks! It has been over a year since I last raced, I hope I remember what to do.”

Ms Duffy is listed on the official start list for the 2019 Tokyo ITU World Olympic Qualification Event which is scheduled to take place on August 16th at the Odaiba Marin Park in Tokyo, Japan.

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According to the triathlon website, “The 2019 Test Event for the Tokyo 2020 Games – World Olympic Qualification Event will incorporate Elite male and female races, Mixed Relay and Paratriathlon races.

“All of the races will take place in the Odaiba Marine Park, the very same venue and courses where, almost exactly one year later, the world’s top triathletes will be vying for Olympic glory. Those competing in the Tokyo Test Event will be able to familiarise themselves with the seasonal temperatures and conditions that they can expect to experience a year later.

“For Tokyo 2020, the objective of the test events will be to provide its management and operations staff with hands-on experience of running events and allow them to collaborate with delivery partners to ensure the smooth operation of the Games.

“The Elite individual races races will start and finish in Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo Bay, an urban resort with white sandy beaches overlooked by Tokyo’s high-rise waterfront buildings that has been the home of Japan’s National Triathlon Championships for more than 20 years.

“The athletes will swim for 1.5km in Odaiba Bay, then head out on the 40km bike ride in and around the park, passing through the leafy West Promenade district and its waterfalls before finishing with a 10km run in the same setting.”

Full start list of in Tokyo ITU world Olympic qualification event follows below [PDF here]:

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