Triathlon Spirig Adds To Laurels With Sixth European Title

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Triathlon Spirig Adds To Laurels With Sixth European Title

GLASGOW – Nicola Spirig, one of the great triathlon exponents the sport has seen, added yet another title to her golden collection when she swam, cycled and ran to the most emphatic victory in the European Championships on Thursday.

The Swiss lawyer and mother-of-two, the oldest woman in the race at 36, was still in a different class to her opponents as she sped away with her sixth European triathlon title by more than half-a-minute to dethrone Britain’s Jess Learmonth.

On a demandingly hot afternoon at Strathclyde Country Park near Glasgow, she covered the 1,500 meters swim, 40km cycle ride and 10km run in one hour 59 minutes 13 seconds, having broken Learmonth on the final leg.

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