Flora Duffy Wins 97km Challenge In South Africa

January 19, 2014

Bermudian Flora Duffy joined just under 700 multi-sport athletes at Gordon’s Bay in South Africa last weekend to take part in the 12th annual Totalsports Challenge.

Duffy won the Totalsports Terra Firma Challenge Individual Women’s title in a time of 04:24:32. The 97km event consisted of a 50km road bike, 13km road run, 25km mountain bike and 9km beach run.

Flora Duffy Challenge 2014

“Coming into the event I didn’t know what to expect,” she told Runner’s World.

“I was a little worried at the beginning, but soon started to feel fine even though I had a mechanical on the road bike. I ran great on the road, handled my mountain bike well and survived the beach run.

“The event is fantastic, really well organised. The entire course is gorgeous, picturesque and fun, a unique combination,” added Duffy.

- Photo credit Jetline Action

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  1. only in Bermuda says:

    Congratulations Flora!!!!!!!!! You continue to put Bermuda on the map. Outstanding! !!!

  2. positivity says:

    Congratulations! Amazing.

  3. Old Schoolmate says:

    Well done Flora!

  4. To tell the truth says:

    Keep climbing the ladder Flora. Results in this individual sport is remarkable for those athletes who participate in them. Well done.

  5. nana says:

    Well done Flora, it’s nice to know that you are still running. I remember you running when my daughter was into running. Keep it up your also promoting Bermuda.

  6. Catherine DL says:

    WOW! Congratulations!

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  8. James says:

    At what point will we accept that these events are senseless. Either you are a Top long distance runner, or Top cyclist (mountain bikes don’t count) but these hybrid events are simply gimmicks. That’s all l!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Karma says:

      You couldn’t have just said ‘well done’ or something?

  9. Truth (Original) says:

    Congrats !!!

  10. Ride says:

    Well done!

    I can imagine doing the first ride but then to add the other races back to back. And win it. That is some serious athleticism.

  11. Hmmm says:

    Flora Duffy wins the tough…y !!!

    Congrats…Beach run at the end…brutal.

    Proud of you!