Unbeatable Flora Duffy wins 2016 Xterra World Championship

ITU World Champion Flora Duffy has won her second world title of 2016, the Xterra World Championships in Kapalua, Hawaii. This was Duffy’s third Xterra World Championship title in a row, equalling Julie Dibens record of three straight wins from 2007-09.


Always the favourite Duffy led from the outset and posted the fastest swim, bike, and run times to take the win in 3:14:59, more than 10-minutes ahead of runner-up Lesley Paterson from Scotland. Fellow Brit Jacqui Slack came 7th.

“The 3-peat is really cool. It’s actually probably even cooler with the fact that I also won the ITU World Championship and then to back it up with this, wow, it’s really a year I could not have asked for. And to tie Julie’s record of three in a row, it’s not easy to do, so many things can go wrong out there. You really need a bit of luck, to prepare meticulously.”