Nicola Spirig (SUI)
How she Qualified: Invite
Spirig, a teamTBB member, has been quiet as of late. Spirig has struggled with stress fractures, but her 12th place finish in Hamburg and eighth place finish in London show that she can still compete. She has shown surprisingly fast swim times this year, indicating that she may have spent her time away from running by working on her biggest weakness, the swim. Like the other ITU athletes, Spirig’s success at Hy-Vee will depend on how she handles the non-drafting bike.