World champion Flora Duffy tops World Series Triathlon event in Yokohama
Flora Duffy adds a world series title to her Commonwealth games gold this year. AP 

YOKOHAMA, Japan — World champion Flora Duffy won the World Series Triathlon event in Yokohama on Saturday, surging ahead of the pack early in the 10-kilometer race to claim her second consecutive title in Japan.

Duffy won in a time of 1 hour, 53 minutes, 26 seconds.

Katie Zaferes of the United States was 33 seconds behind in second, while Non Stanford of Wales claimed third place with a time of 1:54:42.

Ashleigh Gentle of Australia was fourth while Claire Michel of Belgium rounded out the top five.

Duffy, who claimed gold in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast last month, also won the inaugural world series triathlon in her native Bermuda on April 28 to become the first woman in series history to win a race after leading all three disciplines.

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