Duffy and Mola sprint to victory at Edmonton WTS

Bermuda’s Flora Duffy claimed her fourth consecutive WTS win of 2017 on Saturday to head the overall standings with three races to go. The defending champ won with an even bigger margin of victory than in Hamburg two weeks ago, in a time of 1:00:22, a full minute clear of second place Taylor Knibb of America.



On a warm and sunny day in the Canadian city, 33 women dived into the water for the 750m swim, which was led from the off by Spaniard Carolina Routier. Joined at the first buoy by America’s Summer Cook and Brazil’s Vanessa Lopes, the three of them led the pack out of the water.

But clocking sub-9mins to join the leading trio was the American quartet of Kirsten Kasper, Katie Zaferes, Taylor Spivey and Knibb, as well as Duffy.