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Video: Duffy Takes First Place In Virtual Race

As the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues to prevent sporting events from happening, Bermudian triathlete Flora Duffy recently used virtual technology to earn her latest win as she took top spot in a Zwift Pro Triathlete Race Series “eRacing” event.

The race saw athletes take part from their respective locations, with their efforts tracked and combined to generate a fully watchable virtual race.

Photo of Ms Duffy in the virtual race via her Instagram page

A story announcing the endeavour on Zwift’s website said, “Zwift, the global online training platform, has today announced a new weekly race series for professional triathletes, the Z PRO TRI Race Series.”

Screenshot from the virtual race results showing Ms Duffy as the winner:

“The community can watch some of the best triathletes compete on the bike. With both long and short course athletes signed up to the series, this will provide a unique opportunity to see them compete to see who is strongest on the bike.

“Rumoured to be starting will be Lionel Sanders, Tim Don, Marten Van Riel, Holly Lawrence, Lucy Charles-Barclay and Flora Duffy. Holly is a former 70.3 World Champion, Lucy a multi-time runner up at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona and Flora a top contender for gold in Tokyo.”