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Triathlete Flora Duffy continued her good form in South Africa with victory at the Totalsports XTERRA Grabouw event on Sunday.

The Bermudian, currently based in Stellenbosch for warm weather training ahead of a busy year that includes the Commonwealth Games, beat Carina Wasle and Carla van Hussteen into second and third respectively.

The win was made even sweeter for Duffy by the victory of her boyfriend Dan Hugo in the men’s race.

The event featured a 1.5km swim, a 28km mountain bike and an 11km trail run and Duffy claimed victory in two hours 57 minutes and seven seconds.

She said in a press release: “Pro wins are hard to come by. I was just lucky to put a good race together today. Although I was the first lady out the water, I was a little further behind as I usually manage to keep on Dan’s feet.

“The course is tough. I struggled a bit, flatting in the beginning of the mountain bike discipline, but I managed to hold it together. I’ve been working really hard on my run and was confident that I could pull it together.

“When I got on the little beach section I gave a sigh of relief.

“This is a fantastic event, so professional, hands down the best.”