Bermudian triathlete Flora Duffy has been named the United States Sports Academy’s Female Athlete of the Month for April.
Duffy dominated in women’s triathlon events on the international stage in April 2018. She took Gold in the Women’s event at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Series (WTS) in Bermuda. She also took Gold in the Women’s Triathlon at the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier in the month.
The second place finisher on the women’s side was American runner Desiree Linden and third place went to American basketball player Arike Ogunbowale.
Linden won the Boston Marathon women’s race on April 16th, becoming the first American woman to win the prestigious race since Lisa Larsen Rainsberger in 1985. Linden crossed the finish line in 2:39.54 with heavy rain and temperatures in the low 40s.
Each month, the public is invited to participate in the Academy’s worldwide Athlete of the Month program by nominating athletes and then voting online during the first week of every month. The online votes are used to guide the Academy selection committee in choosing the male and female monthly winners, who then become eligible for selection to the prestigious Athlete of the Year ballot. A worldwide public vote on the annual ballot is used to guide the committee in making the final selection.