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Duffy, Mola both earn second straight World titles at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam

The 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series came to a close on Saturday as Flora Duffy (BER) and Mario Mola (ESP) were crowned the 2017 World Champions. Mola finished third in the Grand Final race in Rotterdam to secure his second straight crown, while Duffy was victorious and earned both the win on the day and the two-time world championship.

Men's Elite Review

Keeping the world title for the nation of Spain for the fifth year in a row, a third-place finish at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam was enough to grant Mario Mola a back-to-back ITU World Triathlon Championship crown in a season-best performance. With the repeat title, Mola became only the second man in ITU history since the inception of the WTS to ever win two-straight world titles.

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Canada's Stefan Daniel Wins Para-Triathlon World Championships

Canada’s Stefan Daniel is once again the king of para-triathlon after winning the PTS5 category at the World Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on Friday.

The 20 year-old Calgarian, who won his first world title in 2015, was on a mission to reclaim the honour after being forced to settle for the silver medal behind his top rival Germany’s Martin Schulz, at the sport’s Paralympic debut one year ago. 

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2017 ITU World Triathlon championship titles on the line in Rotterdam

The 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series has so far seen eight stops across eight cities, seven countries and four continents with elite action that has produced nail-biting finishes and record-breaking moments that have made the history books. This season has been one to remember and as it gets ready to come to a close, the elites will line up on the WTS start line one last time where world champions will be revealed.

The 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam will play host this Saturday, September 16 to the world’s top elite men and women triathletes, who have competed all season long for their place on the start list and chance at earning the world title. In the men's event Spaniard Mario Mola is on the chopping block to reclaim his title from 2016, a fifth place finish on Saturday will guarantee him the honour. While on the women's front, Bermuda's Flora Duffy has had a near-perfect season that puts her in the front seat to also win a back-to-back title.

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IPC increases the quota of paratriathlon athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced today the medal events programme and athlete quotas for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The decision followed a thorough review of the proposals from each of the 22 sports on the Tokyo programme submitted to the IPC.

ITU is pleased to announce that the IPC has increased the quota for paratriathletes for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to 80, 20 more than in the previous Games. Furthermore, the IPC Governing Board has initially confirmed three medal events per gender, the same number ITU had at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

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Backhouse and Iden claim Karlovy Vary World Cup titles

Australian Gillian Backhouse claimed the title in the inaugural 2017 ITU Karlovy Vary World Cup in a race that she dominated from the beginning to the end. She was followed on the finish line by local star, Vendula Frintova (CZE) and Summer Cooks (USA). In the men's race, Norwegian Gustav Iden astonished with a come from behind run that gave him his first ever World Cup win. With him in the podium were Italian Alessandro Fabian and Kiwi Tayler Reid.

Women’s Preview

Australian Gillian Backhouse won the first ever edition of the ITU Karlovy Vary World Cup after a dominant race, showcasing a magnificent swim, a strong bike and a consistent run in the hills and cobbled streets of the Czech Republic town. Cheered on by the local crowds, local triathlete Vendula Frintova crossed the finish line in second, while American Summer Cook finished third.

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