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Nicola Spirig

Triathlon Olympic Champion

I use my Polar watch to support my run and bike sessions. I really like the comfort and light weight of the Polar Vantage V Titan! I usually train three times a day, seven days a week, with some rest days every now and then and in my opinion sleep is the most important tool for recovery.



Triathlon Olympic distance


Impuls Triathlon Club Bülach


February 7, 1982

Pre-race ritual:

I dont have many rituals before the race. But quite often I eat some chocolate about 20 minutes before the race starts. I used to do that already when I was a kid and doing run races and triathlon, and I still do it.

Proudest sporting moment:

I did a World Cup in Eilat, Israel, in 2007. We had a beach start and when the start gun went off I slipped on the wet carpet and instead of starting really quickly, fell down. Wanting to get up and into the water as soon as possible I stumbled and fell again… I guess I was so embarrassed and angry with myself that I had a lot of energy, because in the end I won the race and it was my first World Cup win.


Career highlights


European Championship

1st place


Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro

2nd place


European Championship

1st place


European Championship

1st place


Olympic Games London

1st place

European Championship

1st place


European Championship

1st place


European Championship

1st place

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