Video: Duffy Wins Xterra World Championships

October 27, 2016

In what marks her second world championship title in recent weeks, Bermuda’s Flora Duffy raced to victory in the Xterra World Championships in Hawaii on Sunday, continuing her dominance on the international triathlon circuit.

Duffy recorded a very convincing win, with her winning time of 3:14:59 ranking some 10 minutes ahead of the second place finisher Lesley Paterson, who stopped the clock with a time of 3:25:01.

Duffy was first out of the water, held her lead during the bike portion, went into the run portion in first place, and held that position to the end, racing across the line to claim her third consecutive Xterra World Championship title.

Described as the world’s premier off-road triathlon, the race combines a 1.5-kilometer [1-mile] swim, a 32-kilometer [20-miles] mountain bike course that climbs 3,500 feet up and down the lower slopes of the West Maui Mountains, and a 10.5-kilometer [6.5-miles] trail run that traverses forest trails and beach sand.

More than 800 endurance athletes from 46 countries participated in the 2016 XTERRA World Championship, with more than 4,000-feet of combined climbing on the bike and run courses.

Duffy came into the race as the two-time defending champion, having won the Xterra World Championships in both 2015 and 2014, and she is proving herself to be a truly world class athlete by racking up world championship titles in multiple organisations.

This latest victory follows after Duffy won the 2016 World Triathlon Series title last month, where she actually claimed two titles at one time by winning the World Triathlon Grand Final race in Mexico, which gave her enough points to also win the overall series to become the 2016 ITU World Champion.

Highlights of the race:


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  1. Kim Smith says:

    This girl is on fire! Congratulations Flora!

  2. enforcer says:

    Congrats, I am convinced she would have medaled in the Olympics had the course been more challenging.

  3. WAC says:

    Congratulations Flora Duffy, you do Bermuda proud IN all races you enter. A shinning star for all Bermuda`s up and coming competitors.WELL DONE WELL DONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Flora Duffy is how you do it !!!

  4. Swing Voter says:

    what an achievement. her story behind the headlines needs to be told. I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t latch on to her success until the Olympics but now who can deny she is our most successful athlete of all time. Well done Bermy Gurl ;-)

    PS watch the 35k clowns show up to greet her at the airport! SMDH

  5. GO DUFFY GO! says:

    Wow! Did I read that correctly. 10 minute lead. She did very good. Congratulation Flora! You are definitely a role model to the female generation of this country. And i wish you much more success. Keep it up. WE will always cheer you on.

  6. Athena says:

    Congratulations Ms. Duffy.

    You are a wonderful role model for all the young girls who are interested in following in your footsteps.

    Good luck in your next race.

  7. Maddog says:

    Lookin’ like a BEAST out there! Well done Fluffy!

  8. Tulani O. Bulford says:

    Congratulations. She is absolutely first class and a national treasure. Great role model for our young people. Keep up the spectacular work.

  9. Thinker says:


    Congratulations Flora!!