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Flora Duffy wins IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa in her middle distance debut

In the men's category Matt Trautman has won

Today the first test of the medium distance season was played, it was the IRONMAN 70.3 Sout AfricaWhere Matt Trautman y Flora Duffy they have won

The test has been disputed about the medium distance format and awarded the winners a Slot for the World Championship to be held in November in New Zealand.

Flora Duffy, breakdown, comeback in foot race and Slot for Taupo 2020 in her distance debut.

As for the female category, the victory has been for Flora Duffy with a time of 4:34:05 The second classified has been Emma Pallant (4: 36: 08).

Flora, after having suffered some discomfort in the cycling segment when she was leading, has gone up to achieve the final victory in the last leg of the race on foot. The third classified has been Jade nicole (4: 41: 17)

Duffy qualified for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship

With this victory the Bermudense gets the Slot for Taupo 2020.

Flora Duffy, the 2016 and 2017 ITU Triathlon World Champion was returning to the competition after an injury with the aim of obtaining the Slot for the World Championship in Taupo.

Now that he has done so, he will focus on the WTS and the Olympic Games.

In the men's event the victory has been for the South African Matt Trautman with a time of 4: 2: 59 and that he returned to win the test after second place last year.

The second classified has been Bradley Weiss (4:05:48), winner in 2019, followed by Henri Schoeman (4:07:30) That debuted in the distance.

Flora Duffy wins IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa in her middle distance debut
@IRONMANLIVE / Matt Trautman winning the IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa

Schoeman has run out of Slot

Schoeman is a regular at the World Triathlon Series where he finished seventh last year and got the bronze medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The South African has not earned the second place in the test to get the Slot for Taupo 2020, since Trautman was not classified.

The triathlete commented on the event: «Incredible (painful) experience at the end of my first Half IRONMAN 💪🏻 My inexperience cost me a lot but, naturally, I am an aggressive runner.»

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