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Friday, July 29, 2022
Duffy Does the Double Winning Second Commonwealth Gold

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The reigning Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champion Dame Flora Duffy has won the Women's Triathlon.

Was that ever in doubt? The 34-year-old has absolutely streaked clear on the run and raises her arms aloft after collecting a flag of Bermuda as she crosses the winning line all by herself.

Defending champion Dame Duffy and World Series leader Georgia Taylor-Brown came into the run neck and neck, but in the end the defending champion Duffy held a chunky 16-second lead after the first of two laps of the run course.

Duffy showing the determination to take her crown back to Bermuda, with a time of 55:25.

Duffy clocked 9:22 on the Swim, 28:17 on the Bike Course, before clocking a time of 16:32 on the Run Course.

Erica Hawley also competed finishing 16th with a time of 58:29, Hawley clocked 9:41 on the Swim, she then clocked 29:16 on the Bike, before finishing the Run Course in a time of 18:07.

Duffy said, "No-one has ever won twice and that was weighing on me. The crowd was really behind Taylor-Brown but I was soaking it up and it was really special.

"Itís been a really strange start to the year and coming off the Olympics, and having Covid twice, but I knew if I gave myself time and patience I could put on a good performance here.

"I donít know that I was comfortable Ė that was a brutal run course but once you got up it it wasnít too far to finish and I soaked in the crowd."

"Itís really special and I was laughing when it was us too at the front Ė I thought Ďof course itís us.Ē
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