Duffy reigns victorious in Japan

Her return to WTS racing could not have gone better for Flora Duffy (BER). The ITU World Champion had missed the first two races of the season due to injury, but this performance in Yokohama signalled to the world she was not going to relinquish her world title lightly.


 As well as Duffy the women’s field at WTS Yokohama included Katie Zaferes (USA), Vicky Holland (GBR) and Non Stanford (GBR) but with wet and slippy conditions the race would prove anything but predictable.

 In the swim Britain’s Jessica Learmonth and Lucy Hall took the lead and upon exiting the waters were among a group of five, which included Sophie Coldwell (GBR), Duffy and Summer Cook (USA), that headed into T1 ahead of the pack.