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2012 London Olympic Medal Contenders: The Women

  • By Courtney Baird
  • Published Aug 1, 2011
  • Updated Jun 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM UTC

Nicola Spirig, Switzerland

Photo: Triathlon.org/ Delly Carr

Nicola Spirig, a teamTBB member, is another athlete who has been quiet as of late—she has struggled with stress fractures, according to the ITU—but her 12th place finish in Hamburg in July and her surprisingly fast swim there indicate that she may have spent her time away from running by working on her biggest weakness, the swim. That’s bad news for women hoping to podium at the Olympics, because Spirig knows how to win. She’s a multiple world cup winner, a two-time World Championship Series winner and a two-time European champion.

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Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird is the editor-in-chief of Inside Triathlon magazine.

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