Nicola Spirig, Switzerland
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.
FILED UNDER: Features / InsideTri / Olympics TAGS: 2012 London Olympics / Ai Ueda / Andrea Hewitt / Barbara Riveros Diaz / Daniela Ryf / Emma Moffatt / Emma Snowsill / Emmie Charayron / Helen Jenkins / InsideTri / Laura Bennett / Lisa Norden / Nicola Spirig / Paula Findlay / Sarah Groff / Sarah Haskins / Svenja Bazlen