It was a record-equaling third title for Bermuda’s Flora Duffy on Saturday in Edmonton, bronze ensuring that she becomes the first triathlete in history to be crowned both the World and Olympic Champion in the same year. Click Here to see Pictures of Flora Duffy Edmonton Championship 2021
This time around it was USA’s Taylor Knibb dictating the outcome of the race with the kind of imposing bike ride more commonly associated with Duffy, France’s Leonie Periault cruising to a career-best silver. The battle still raged for the overall Series bronze between Taylor Spivey and Maya Kingma, the American able to hold off the young Dutch star down the chute.
Riding solo for the entire 40km, Knibb then ran her way to gold and second place in the 2021 Series behind Bermuda’s star.
Duffy knew she only needed a top eight to make the title hers.