It has been a long time coming but the stage is now set, and this year’s postponed Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon will take place on Saturday, September 5th, with two major changes.
As the sole survivor of the year’s pandemic-hit World Triathlon Series calendar, the race becomes a standalone World Championships.
The titles are also to be decided on a brand-new, sprint-distance course set up outside of downtown Hamburg and under new measures and protocols to ensure safe distancing and testing of all involved.
Flora Duffy, who won the title in style in 2016 and 2017 before succumbing to an injury midway the following year that took her out of racing for a year after the 2018 WTS Hamburg, was back on a start list for the first time at that Tokyo Test Event, a shortened 5km run due to heat stress indicators wasn’t the only unexpected part of the race to help her to a comeback win, and another great bike in Lausanne showed she is back to her best and ready to make it three titles.
Duffy posted on social media, “It’s race week! Excited to line up with these women on Saturday in Hamburg! It has been about a year since my last World Triathlon race but that sounds a lot like my 2019 season.
Looking forward to being back on the blue carpet.”