„The Triathlon EM is a race, that I always loved to participate at. It is very special to me.“
Nicola Spirig reveals her goals for the upcoming Triathlon EM in Kitzbühel.
Swiss Olympic Winner Nicola Spirig tries something new this season. Although she still sees herself mainly as a triathlete, she dabbles in specialized running in marathon distance. Curiosity and the desire to push herself forward is what made up her decision to do so. Beginning of July, Nicola showed an amazing effort in Rapperswil on half Ironman distance. Despite of a chill and less preparation, she finished 3rd. Now it is all about the next race – the Triathlon European Championships in Kitzbühel, Austria on Friday, June 20th. „The Triathlon EM is a race, that I always loved to participate at. It is very special to me. Back in 2007 I finished 3rd, the very next year it was the 4th place for me. The years after I reached the triple crown as European Champion. I wanted to participate for already having a race on my schedule which I needed to be very well prepared for fitnesswise. This is also important for the upcoming Athletics European Championships.“ The pro athlete is very much looking forward to the new experiences she’s going to go through this season due to her qualification for the Athletics EM in August in Zurich. Nicola Spirig is aware of the tough time she will have participating at both competitions though. „Both races are tough challenges for me. My goal is to see, where I stand in terms oft he international athlete field at the Triathlon EM. In August at the Athletics EM, I’d like to max out my potential. A medal is not even close to my possibilities, nevertheless I hope to achieve some progress in terms of my running. And of course, show what I am capable of at the EM.“ More about Nicola Spirig Nicola’s favourite shoes