It has been a stunning year for Flora Duffy (BER), and it could yet finish with the title of World Champion. They say fortune favours the brave, and her from-the-front style was rewarded with a debut WTS victory in Stockholm, plus five further top four finishes in the series, during an exceptionally consistent season. Will her 166 points lead be enough to maintain that number one ranking over the Olympic Champion?
If you ask Gwen Jorgensen (USA), she’ll tell you that she has had one goal for the last four years. That was achieved with Gold in Rio on 20 August 2016; but she now has a chance of more. Can she become the first triathlete, male or female, to win Olympic and World Championship Gold in the same season? A third consecutive Grand Final victory would mean that Flora would need to finish second to take the title. This one is going to be close.