Norway’s Blummenfelt, Bermuda’s Duffy make triathlon historical past in Edmonton – Edmonton | Globalnews.ca

2021-08-22 20:58:12

It doesn’t get significantly better for Bermuda’s Flora Duffy and Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt.

Duffy and Blummenfelt grew to become the primary triathletes to win world championship and Olympic titles in the identical yr on Saturday with their outcomes on the world triathlon finals in Edmonton.

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Duffy’s third-place end within the ladies’s last was ok to safe the general world title by 375 factors, her record-tying third title.

American Taylor Knibb received the race in a single hour, 54 minutes and 47 seconds, forward of Leonie Periault of France.

The consequence earned Knibb an total second place whereas fellow American Taylor Spivey, who was fifth in Edmonton, completed third total.

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Duffy received Olympic gold for Bermuda within the triathlon final month in Tokyo.

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Two-time Olympian Amelie Kretz of Blainville, Que., didn’t compete attributable to harm.

Mere hours after Duffy grew to become the primary triathlete to understand the accomplishment, Blummenfelt joined her.


Flora Duffy, of Bermuda, rides in the course of the Elite Girls’s ITU World Triathlon Collection in Edmonton, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021.


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The Norwegian crossed the end line first within the males’s last in Edmonton in 1:44:14 to say the world title.

He narrowly edged Belgium’s Marten Van Riel, who completed second within the race and within the total standings to say silver.

Britain’s Alex Yee, who got here into the occasion in first place on the leaderboard, was eleventh on Saturday and completed third total.

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Matthew Sharpe of Victoria, B.C., was thirty third, crossing the end line in 1:52:57. Quebec’s Jeremy Briand didn’t end the race.




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