As far as Tyler Butterfield is concerned, the pressure was off after Flora Duffy’s gold medal in the women’s triathlon.

“It was so exciting and seeing her win made the Games for me,” said Butterfield, who placed a respectable eighteenth in the men’s race that followed this morning.

“I’m sure everyone in Bermuda is on a high right now. It really didn’t matter whether I had a good or a bad race.

“I thought, ‘It’s just fun from now on’, even though I knew it was still going to hurt.”

Butterfield admits he had some initial nerves dropping down from the Ironman to sprint distance, but those fears proved unwarranted and he was satisfied with his performance.

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