Nicola Spirig

  • Switzerland
  • Born: 1982

Nicola started out with great success with becoming the Junior European and World Champion as well as winner of multiple ITU World Series and Half-Ironman-Races.

Her career has gone from strength to strength with Vice-World Champion and Team World Champion 2010, then becoming a six-times European Champion (2009,2010,2012, 2014 and 2015, 2018) as well as winning gold at the Ironman Cozumel 2014 and at the European Games 2015. During the years she has also won seven 70.3 Ironman, being on the podium at each half Ironman race she ever entered.

Nicola is an Olympic champion, after winning a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games and followed up with a silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, she is the most successful female triathlete at Olympic Games.

During her long career she has also managed to study and become a lawyer and has a family together with Vice World Champion Reto Hug, naming her two children Yannis (2013) and Malea (2017) her greatest gift. 2019 will see their third child being born. 

Recent Highlights:

- European Champion in Glasgow 2018;
- Winner World Cup Lausanne 2018
- 4th place at the WTS in Hamburg and 5th place at the WTS in Montreal 2018
- 2nd place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games;
- 5th place at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm; and
- Winner at the 2015 Geneva ETU Triathlon European Championships.

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Latest Athlete Results
2018 ITU World Triathlon Montreal
25 Aug, 2018 - Elite Women - 02:00:52
2018 Lausanne ITU Triathlon World Cup
18 Aug, 2018 - Elite Women - 02:05:11
2018 Glasgow ETU Triathlon European Championships
11 Aug, 2018 - Mixed Relay - 00:19:18
2018 Glasgow ETU Triathlon European Championships
09 Aug, 2018 - Elite Women - 01:59:13
2018 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships
15 Jul, 2018 - Mixed Relay - 00:21:16
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2018 ITU World Triathlon Montreal
2018-08-25 - Elite Women - 02:00:52
2018 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg
2018-07-14 - Elite Women - 00:58:42
2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam
2017-09-14 - Elite Women - 02:03:23
2016 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi
2016-03-05 - Elite Women - DNF
2015 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm
2015-08-22 - Elite Women - 02:01:55
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2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
2016-08-18 - Elite Women - 01:56:56
2015 Baku European Games
2015-06-13 - Elite Women - 02:00:28
2012 London Olympic Games
2012-08-04 - Elite Women - 01:59:48
2008 Beijing Olympic Games
2008-08-18 - Elite Women - 02:00:30
2004 Athens Olympic Games
2004-08-25 - Elite Women - 02:08:44
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Nicola
Family Name Spirig
Representing SUI
Year of Birth 1982
Place of Birth Bülach
Residence Bachenbülach, Switzerland
Coach current: Brett Sutton before: 15 years Sepp Spirig
Sponsors Main Sponsors: Erdgas, Ochsner Sport, Raiffeisen, Land Rover, Specialized Sponsors: Descente, On, Giardino Mountain, St. Moritz, Lian Chinaherb, Zollinger, Krauers Radstudio, Sponser, Micarna, Sport Heart, ISM, LZC, Uvex, Micarna
Hobbies Other sports, going to the movies, reading
Twitter @NicolaSpirig
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Nicola's next event
06 - 07 Jul, 2019
2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon
Hamburg, Germany • Start List
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