Nicola Spirig has done it all. In her 19 years as a professional athlete, she has excelled from athletics to multisport across the distances including winning her maiden Ironman. However, she still counts her Olympic gold won in a photo finish against Lisa Norden as her biggest athletic achievement and if her results in Rio are anything to go by, Nicola is one fearsome competitor to watch out for.
Key Career Results
Gold medalist, London Olympic Games 2012
Silver medalist, Rio Olympic Games 2016
5 x European champion (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015)
Individual silver medalist and team gold medalist, ITU World Championship (2010)
Winner, Ironman Cozumel (2014)
7 x Ironman 70.3 champion
Triathlon junior world champion (2001)
Triathlon junior world vice-champion (1999)
3rd, ITU junior world championship (2000)
Duathlon U23 world champion (2003)
Duathlon junior world champion (2000)
2 x runner-up, Zurich Marathon (2014, 2015)
Participant athletics Europeans marathon 2014
Multiple Swiss Champion 3000m, 5000m, 10,000m, Triathlon, Duathlon.