TRIATHLON-BERMUDA-Duffy finishes third in Spain on comeback trail.


Bermuda's two-time former world champion Flora Duffy, stepping up her recovery following a year-long foot injury, secured a podium finish at the Banyoles International Triathlon Union World Cup in the north of Spain on Saturday.

The 12th leg of the World Cup circuit, the second-tier triathlon series, represented another chance for Duffy, who turns 32 month end, to get a race under her belt before the season finishes, as she rebuilds her fitness after a lengthy layoff.

She has her sights still firmly set on winning gold at next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Duffy completed the sprint-distance race - a 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike and 5-kilometre run - in a time of 55 minutes, 55 seconds to finish third, 17 seconds behind winner Laura Lindemann of Germany in 55:38.

Tamara Gorman, of the United States, came second in 55:52, while her compatriot Kristen Kasper placed fourth in 56:37.

Like Duffy, Kasper has had injury problems this season, including a bike crash at the Tokyo Olympic test...

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