Shirin Gerami became the first Iranian woman to ever compete in an ITU World Championships on Sunday when she raced in the 25-29 age group.
Javier Gomez earned his third ITU World Championship title by turning in a final kick to pass Jonathan Brownlee at the finish line.
Stanford is the first woman to win an Elite ITU World Championship in the year directly after winning an U-23 World Championship.
Shirin Gerami, 24, will race in full Islamic dress and Iranian flag colors in world triathlon grand final in London's Hyde Park.
A London win will mean a world championship for Gwen Jorgensen, Anne Haug or Non Stanford.
The podium from last year’s Olympics will return to London to compete for the title of world champion this weekend.