The 2009 Inside Triathlon Magazine Amateur Triathlete of the Year has proven he has the attributes to race at the championship level. Duffy dominated the elite amateur scene in 2009, winning 6 of the 7 races he competed, including: Best of the US Championship (1:52:53, a 2-minute margin of victory), Nation’s Triathlon, Nautica New York City Triathlon, Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon, and the Toyota US Open Elite Amateur Championship. That success continued. In 2010, Brian took home the silver medal at the ITU Age-Group World Triathlon Championships in Budapest, Hungary, and in 2011, he had elite amateur victories at Columbia Triathlon, Washington D.C. Triathlon, a runner-up finish at the USAT Amateur National Championships, and an age-group podium placing at the Ironman Hawaii World Championship, his debut at the distance. Prior years were no different, as Duffy earned titles as the 20-24 Age-Group National Champion in 2008, and as the ITU Age-Group Junior World Sprint Champion in 2007. The latter solidified his being named the 2007 USAT Junior Athlete of the Year.
After graduating from Duke University in 2010 with a degree in Economics, Brian has returned to his hometown of West Chester, PA to train and work in the investment management industry. The 2012 season has multiple focuses as Brian will be aiming to win olympic distance races at both the USAT Amateur National Championship as well as the HyVee US Open Championship, and additionally, will return to Kona on a quest to win his age-group.
|Hometown: West Chester, PA Currently residing in: West Chester, PA
Education: B.S. Economics, Certificate Markets & Management Studies; Duke University ‘10
Athletic background: USS Swimming during elementary school. Varsity Track, Cross Country, and Swimming during high school. Varsity Cross Country & Track (freshman/sophomore) and Duke Triathlon Club (junior/senior) during college. Started triathlons in 2003 at age 15.
Triathlon career highlights: 2011 USAT Overall Amateur National Championship runner-up, 2011 Ironman Kona World Championship Age-Group podium, 2010 ITU Age-Group World Triathlon Championship Silver Medalist, 2009 Inside Triathlon Magazine Amateur Triathlete of the Year, 2009 Best of the U.S. Amateur Champion, 2009 Toyota U.S. Open Elite Amateur Champion, 2008 USAT 20-24 Age-Group National Champion, 2007 USAT Junior Athlete of the Year, 2007 ITU Age-Group Sprint World Champion
Season goals: Ironman World Championships Age-Group Champion, HyVee US Open Elite Champion, USAT AG Elite Champion
|Favorite workout: Repeat miles on the track at lactate threshold w/ minimal rest
What gets you out of bed in the morning? The opportunity for a full day
What/who inspires you? The feeling of crossing the finish line first; Lance Armstrong
What insight/advice would you like to share with aspiring triathletes? Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard
Why do you race triathlon? Satiate my competitive drive; uniqueness of the event and lifestyle; bond amongst triathletes
What has been your biggest challenge in triathlon? Being satisfied with a race performance.
What is your greatest strength in triathlon? Balance among sports; Ability to rebound from a poor performance.
Shout out to: Poochinella
Hobbies: Going to the beach (Avalon, NJ)
Website: http://bdufftri.blogspot.com/Media Links: