Swiss Miss Wins Gold

Photo from Slowtwich.com

Honorary Team TBB member and Swiss star Nicola Spirig wins the photo finish with Swede Lisa Norden, taking home gold at the Olympic women’s triathlon in London this morning. Aussie Erin Densham took third, American Sarah Groff took solid 4th, while race favorite Helen Jenkins fell back halfway through the last lap of the run and held on for a disappointing 5th. Wet roads caused some problems on the bike this morning which perhaps contributed to Jenkins not being able to use her ‘chase me if you can’ bike prowess along with her usually dominating run. With the men’s race on Monday, hopefully the weather will hold out for a clean race where the race favorite Brownlee brothers will look to bring home gold for the hometown crowd.

 

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