She already amazed fans from all over the world more than once by still winning competitions at the highest level at her age – 40 years now. This year Nicola Spirig hopes to peak one more time, including during the Sub8 project, but after that the Swiss top athlete will call it a day. “I will be entering a few more events before wrapping up the year and my career. I am looking forward to spending more time with my family and to dedicate myself to new, exciting projects.”
“Over the past 25 years, I’ve achieved just about everything I’ve ever dreamed of, both athletically and personally. I’ve been able to take part in five Olympic Games, I’ve won two Olympic medals and seven European Championship titles, I was Switzerland’s Sportswoman of the Year, I’ve built up a foundation and the Kids Cup series, and I’m a mother of three wonderful children. I am incredibly grateful and also somewhat proud to have been able to experience all of this over the years. I am at peace with my life and my career, which is why I have decided to retire from professional triathlon at the end of the current season.
Many thanks to all of those who have accompanied and supported me on this incredible journey! My family, my husband Reto, my children and my parents. My coach Brett Sutton. My current and former partners and sponsors. My supporters, fans and confidants. Simply a big thank you to all of you! A 25-year career at the highest competitive level my sport has to offer – what a fantastic run!
In my final season, the Sub8 project, an incredible challenge, will be a first highlight coming up in June. Thereafter, I will be entering a few more events before wrapping up the year and my career. I am looking forward to spending more time with my family and to dedicate myself to new, exciting projects.”
Spirig’s achievements include Olympic Champion in 2012, European Champion in 2009 and 2010, as well as winning dozens of races around the world.