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Mola, Duffy reign at WTS Yokohama

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YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – For the second year in a row, Spaniard Mario Mola claimed victory at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon – WTS Yokohama. On the women’s field, last year’s WTS champion  Flora Duffy (BER) returned to the 2017 season with a victory.

Duffy keeps her winning streak alive and Mola repeats win in WTS Yokohama

Mario Mola wins WTS Yokohama Men’s race:

Spaniard Mario Mola claimed victory at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama. The win was also his second of the season and catapulted him back to the top of the WTS rankings.

The win came after a tough day full of wet weather conditions, that pushed every athlete to the limits.

Joining him once again on the podium is Spanish compatriot Fernando Alarza, who earned his second medal of the season, after the bronze in WTS Gold Coast. The bronze then went to Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt, who pulled off a last-second attack on the blue carpet to overtake South African, Henri Shcoemann and get the final podium spot, which also was his first WTS podium of the season.

2017 ITU World Triathlon Series – WTS Yokohama – Men’s race
1.     Mario Mola     ESP      01:48:15
2.     Fernando Alarza     ESP     01:48:23
3.     Kristian Blummenfelt     NOR      01:48:26
4.     Henri Schoeman     RSA     01:48:29
5.     Andreas Schilling     DEN     01:49:14
6.     Rostislav Pevtsov     AZE      01:49:25
7.     Adrien Briffod     SUI    01:49:26
8.     Igor Polyanskiy     RUS     01:49:34
9.     Javier Gomez Noya     ESP      01:49:40
10.     Gábor Faldum     HUN      01:49:43

Flora Duffy wins WTS Yokohama Women’s race:

In her first race back after claiming her debut World Triathlon Series World Title last year, Flora Duffy (BER) returned to the 2017 season and walked right back to the familiar top of the podium when she won the 2017 ITU World Triathlon – WTS Yokohama.

After having to pull out of the first two races of the season due to injury, Duffy lined up in Japan and executed a performance that proved she is ready to tackle another world crown attempt.

Rain made the race day a little more challenging for all the women out on the course, but it was Duffy who used it to her advantage to get her first gold of the year.

Joining her on the podium were USA compatriots Katie Zaferes with the silver and Kirsten Kasper with the bronze and first WTS podium of her career.

2017 ITU World Triathlon Series – WTS Yokohama – Women’s race
1.     Flora Duffy     BER     01:56:18
2.     Katie Zaferes     USA      01:58:09
3.     Kirsten Kasper     USA     01:58:17
4.     Sophie Coldwell     GBR      01:58:48
5.     Vicky Holland     GBR     01:58:50
6.     Ashleigh Gentle     AUS     01:58:57
7.     Non Stanford     GBR     01:59:04
8.     Jessica Learmonth     GBR      01:59:18
9.     Claire Michel     BEL     01:59:26
10.     Natalie Van Coevorden     AUS     01:59:32

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