Best of 2017: Exciting Finishes
Every year and every single new triathlon season always brings its own set of memorable moments such as exciting performances, close battles on the race course, personal best finishes and emotional triumphs. The 2017 season was no different, from the World Triathlon Series, World Cups, Multisport milestones and Paratriathlon Championships, the whole entire season was one for the record books.
So, what better way to honour an amazing season such as the one of 2017 than to name the Best of the Best!
Over the rest of the month of January we will be naming the “Best of 2017” moments from the year, anything from overall athletes to top race performances to inspirational finishes because when you have a year like we just had, you have to celebrate it!
Today we honour the very close and very far wins from the WTS season: EXCITING FINISHES
The men’s Grand Final race in Rotterdam was one of the most exciting finishes of the season. A talented group of men ran side-by-side all trying to get to the finish line first. It was Luis who got the edge and sprinted towards the blue carpet to grab the tape first, but just two seconds behind him came Blummenfelt to barrel in and get on the overall WTS Series podium.
The 2017 WTS season could not have started in a more thrilling way as the women’s race saw Hewitt and Stimpson sprinting it out nose-for-nose down the blue carpet only to have Hewitt get her foot first and win by inches!
Men’s Largest Finish: Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) in #WTSStockholm: 18 Seconds
After some dramatic outcomes throughout the season, Jonny finally hit his stride in Stockholm and collected his first WTS gold of the year, doing so with a strong lead made on the run!
Women’s Largest Finish: Flora Duffy (BER) in #WTSYokohama: 111 Seconds
In her first race back to the 2017 WTS season, Duffy not only won the gold medal, she crushed it! Winning by almost a two-minute margin over the silver medallist and earning the record of the largest winning margin in a women’s WTS race.