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Americans Knibb and Zaferes Take Second And Third At WTS Edmonton

By Karen Price | July 29, 2017, 3 p.m. (ET)

Katie Zaferes runs to the finish line in the female elite race at the ITU World Triathlon Hamburg on July 16, 2016 in Hamburg, Germany.

 A pair of American women finished second and third at the ITU World Triathlon Series stop in Edmonton, Canada, on Saturday. Taylor Knibb took second place (1:01:22) and Katie Zaferes was third (1:01:51) behind winner Flora Duffy of Bermuda, who finished in 1:00:22. The race consisted of a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run.  

Zaferes competed for Team USA at Olympic Games Rio 2016 in the triathlon and finished 18th.

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Knibb was named honorable mention as best women’s rising star of 2016 by the ITU after a season that included her winning the junior world championship in Cozumel, Mexico. She also received an honorable mention for 2016 breakout star for her performance at the world cup stop in Montreal, where she rode alongside world champion Duffy on the bike and earned a silver medal for her first world cup podium.

Duffy currently leads the WTS rankings in the 2017 series followed by Zaferes in second place. There are two races left in the series — in Montreal and in Stockholm — before the grand final in Rotterdam Sept. 14-17.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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