Flora Duffy of Bermuda became the first triathlete to win the Olympic gold medal and the Triathlon World Championship on Saturday of the same year after finishing third in Edmonton’s Grand Final.
The 33-year-old led the race by 467 points for Saturday’s race and began to dive untouched from Float.
But she couldn’t dodge US winner Taylor Knibb, who performed bravely on the bike to win a staggering 2:44 lead after the move to the run.
The 23-year-old, who brought back silver with the US mixed relay team in Tokyo, grinned as she approached the finish line, won the race at 1:54:47, and France’s Leonie Perio finished second.
Perio and Duffy ran side by side, but the French woman pulled away from Bermuda on lap three of the run.
The performance was enough for Duffy to win a record Third World title, but a few weeks after she delivered her first Olympic gold to Bermuda, the most decorated woman in the history of sports. I became an athlete.
“It was a very tough race. I had a pretty mediocre swim,” Duffy said. “It’s very difficult to try this series after winning the Olympics.”
She also won world titles in 2016 and 2017 and won a silver medal in the 2020 championship.