Flora Duffy would win the 2021 XTERRA World Championship, with a dominating performance, the event was changed into a duathlon due to the safety concerns of the seas. Duffy was not the only Bermudian taking part as Kent Richardson was also in the field.
When you are Flora Duffy, in truth, the race format is unlikely to have much impact on the final result, given her skills across every discipline and format for the sport. That wouldn’t change here.
Some 18 seconds clear of Michelle Flipo after the opening run, Duffy finished the bike leg more than four minutes clear of Loanne Duvoisin. When you are the Olympic Triathlon champion – running a 33-minute 10km in the process – the final 11km Trail Run was always going to be a 2021 season lap of honor. And what a season.
Duffy finished the race with a time of 2:39.33 – collecting a sixth XTERRA World Championship – with a lead of more than seven minutes. That’s an 11th career World Championship title for those who are counting. Expect that number to increase before she hangs up the lycra.
Richardson clocked a time of 3:51.41, Richardson competing in the Male 60 – 64 Age Group Division finished 5th in the Division, he was 173rd overall.