Flora Duffy Wins Xterra World Championships

November 1, 2015

[Updated] Bermuda’s Flora Duffy has just successfully defended her Xterra World Championships title, crossing the line in just over 2 hours 54 minutes to claim her second consecutive world title this afternoon [Nov 1] in Hawaii.

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After winning her first world title last year, Duffy said: “I’ve dreamed of being a world champion since I was 8-years-old, so to make that dream a reality today is pretty special.

“Particularly coming from Bermuda; we don’t – I think I’m the first world champion – hence why I grabbed the flag and just had so much, I guess, Bermudian pride.

“It means a lot to me to do this from Bermuda, we’re a small little country and I love to represent them and put them on the map. So it’s a huge day for me.”

Today’s race features some 800 top-level athletes from 40 countries, and is still underway as of this writing. We will update with additional information as able.

Update: Also in action from Bermuda was Neil de ste Croix and Laurie Orchard, who both produced solid results at the XTerra World Championships.

Neil de ste Croix completed the offroad event in 3:40:40 to take 14th place in the 50-54 Age Group, while Laurie Orchard finished 20th in the 40-44 Age Group and as the 96th female to cross the line with an overall time of 4:23:00.

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  1. Varied says:

    Congratulations! Winning a second world title – amazing!

  2. Frank Arnold says:

    Congradulations Flora you have done an amazing job for yourself and for Bermuda.Amazing ! Congradulations !

  3. L Cann says:

    Congratulations Flora! Shows what can happen when we follow our dreams! Thank you for making Bermuda proud!

  4. Barbara Cooper says:

    You are certainly an inspiration, Flora. Continued good luck in your ventures.

  5. Bermuda Tartan says:

    Flora, many congrats a second time. Look forward to seeing you and Dan in a couple of weeks. Proud for you, your family and the country. Well done.

  6. Stephen Thomson says:

    So proud of you Flora. What an incredible job. You do us proud.

  7. Sandy says:

    Simply inspiring!

  8. In Mark's Opinion says:

    Congratulations on making your dream come true.

  9. Jeni Southern Bermuda Paralympic Assocn says:

    Congratulations on your magnificent achievement for Bermuda. We appreciate your motivation and the hard work you put in to your training.
    You, Jessica and our other athletes are a credit to Bermuda.
    Best Wishes for your future
    BPARAS Secretary General

  10. Sickofantz says:

    WOW Flora. What a great year! You are truly a world contender.

  11. Maddog says:

    WOW! How amazing are you Flora!! and always so proud to hold up that Bermuda flag. Take some time to ejoy the moment – you have worked SO hard to get there…take a minute to breathe it all in!