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Sunday, June 11, 2017
Flora Duffy Wins World Triathlon Leeds

Duffy Heading to the Finish Line
Bermuda Olympian and three time World Champion Flora Duffy won the 2017 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, picking up her second win of the season, which is the fourth stop of the 2017 World Triathlon Series.

Duffy clocked a winning time of 1:57.02.

After the first lap, Duffy was in fourth clocking 8:53, Jessica Learmonth from Great Britain was leading with a time of 8:50.

Duffy came out of the water still in 4th, she was 10 seconds behind Learmonth. Learmonth was clocked at 18:55 on the Swim, Maya Kingma from the Netherlands was out in second in 19:03, with Alice Betto from Italy was third out of the water in 19:03 and Duffy was clocked at 19:04.

After the first lap on the Bike, Duffy moved to the front of the pack, she had a time of 44:31, the same time as Taylor Spivey from USA.

After the fourth completed lap, four riders including Duffy all have the same time of 1:02:46.

Duffy completed the Bike course leading the pack into transition with a time of 1:21:58, chasing behind are Betto who was clocked at 1:21.59, Spivey at 1:22.01 and Kingma was next at 1:22.02.

Duffy has opened up a 34 second lead after the first lap on the Run course clocking 1:30:06, Spivey is in second clocking 1:30:40, Betto is third in 1:30:51.

After two laps, Duffy’s lead increased to 1.01, with a time of 1:38:46, Spivey remained in second clocking 1:39:47 and Betto looks set to take third with a time of 1:40:08.

The lead has grown to 1.12 as Duffy has only one lap to complete, Duffy has a time of 1:47:44, Spivey made the turn at 1:48:56 and Betto was clocked at 1:49:49.

Duffy then clocked a final lap time of 9:19 to record a overall time of 1:57.02, finishing 1.30 ahead of Spivey who was clocked at 1:58.32 and Betto completed the podium with a time of 1:59.36.

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