An Epic Finish to Women's Olympic Triathlon
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Lisa Norden of Sweden (L), Nicola Spirig of Switzerland (R), and Erin Densham of Australia finish the Women's Triathlon on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hyde Park on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Erin Densham nearly died in 2009 due to heart problems during a tri in Iowa. She battled back after heart surgery to lead the pack going into the final stretch of the Women's Olympic Triathlon. Nicola Spirig (SUI) and Lisa Norden (SWE) surged in the final 75 meters, a virtual dead heat for Gold.
The final result:
- Gold: Nicola Spirig (Switzerland)
- Silver: Lisa Norden (Sweden)
- Bronze: Erin Densham (Australia)