Nicola Spirig and her secret weapon: a Special Made Up On Cloud.
The Swiss triathlete runs the marathon distance this Saturday at the Athletics European Championships in Zurich.
Nicola Spirig starts this Saturday at the Athletics European Championships at the women's marathon. It is kind of an experiment for the pro triathlete, but Nicola is a person who loves to explore new things and ways. With those experiences, she expans her horizon for further triathlon competitions. It is an unconventional decision and Nicola is aware of that. But with her rather surprising victory at the Triathlon European Championships in Kitzbühel, she proved to everyone that she is on the right way. She even undercut her own expectations at the Zurich Marathon and reached the qualification for the Athletics European Championships after suffering a cold and with suboptimal preparation. In the last weeks Nicola Spirig got through training at high altitudes in St. Moritz in the Swiss Alps with the support of her coach Brett Sutton. This Saturday Nicola does not only start well prepared, but also with a special made up running shoe for her use only: her favorite running shoe, the On Cloud but in the colors of the Swiss flag, in red and white. "On one hand, a good running shoe is important to avoid injuries, especially in training. On the other hand for me it is crucial, that I feel comfortable in my running shoes and it gives me a fast running feeling, that's why I like to wear lightweight shoes. The shoe has an influence on my body but also mentally. It is important to know that you are wearing a good running shoe. The special made up On Cloud even matches the sportswear for the EM. I am looking forward to run in it." Not only Nicola Spirig is convinced of the cooperation with the Swiss sports company On, but also her coach, Brett Sutton: “Nicola has a unique running style with a kind of rocking motion to it,” he explains. “So it’s really important that she runs in shoes that suit her. In the On we’ve found a shoe that perfectly cushions her step, and one that will really help her represent Switzerland in her triathlons and her other competitive events in the years ahead.” On created a special version of the On Cloud in red and white, so Nicola can represent Switzerland even better at the upcoming Athletics European Championships. We cross our fingers and hope that the unique On Cloud will help her to reach the finish line even faster. More about Nicola Spirig See more details about the On Cloud