Flora Duffy wins ITU World Championships 2016. (insidethegames.biz)

Multiple World Triathlon champion, Flora Duffy is headed to Abu Dhabi to start her 2017 triathlon season in March.

With an extremely successful 2016, Duffy will be eager to reap more titles, and will be joined by two of the world’s top five male triathletes in the UAE capital: Olympic bronze medallist Henri Schoeman, compatriot two-time Olympian Richard Murray. The all-new course on Yas Island will feature 3,500 participants on the start line.

29-year-old Duffy, an ITU World Champion, XTERRA World Champion, and ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion in 2016, has been a consistent force on the women’s circuit since she started racing as a junior in 2005. Having won the ITU Series title for the first time last year, Duffy has put herself in pole position for the Abu Dhabi race this March.

“The ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi was my first World Triathlon Series podium position back in 2015, so the race holds a special place for me,” said Duffy.

“Once again, the world’s top triathletes are putting Abu Dhabi on their must-race list. With reigning World Champion Flora Duffy on board, the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi is shaping up to bring a sensational race to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island,” said Nouf Ali, events section head of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, host of the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi.

Source: Gulf News.