Spirig wins world series triathlon

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Nicola Spirig of Switzerland won her second straight world series triathlon Saturday for her third career title.


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Spirig, who also won in Madrid last month, beat Lisa Norden of Sweden in a sprint finish over the last 250 meters.

Spirig finished in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 37 seconds to beat Norden, who competed in her first world series event of the season, by 4 seconds.

Andrea Hewitt of New Zealand was another 2 seconds back in third, denying Barbara Riveros Diaz of Chile a podium finish by 2 seconds.

World champion Helen Jenkins of Britain sat out the race.

The final world series event before the London Olympics race is scheduled for Hamburg, Germany, on July 22.

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