Spencer Smith (triathlete)

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Spencer Smith

Spencer Smith is a British triathlete who won ITU Triathlon World Championships in 1993 and 1994.

Triathlon titles[edit]

His list of triathlon titles include:

  • ITU World Triathlon Champion
  • ITU World Triathlon Junior Champion
    • 1992
  • ETU European Triathlon Champion
    • 1992
    • 1997
  • BTA British Triathlon Champion
    • 1991
    • 1992
    • 1993
    • 1994

Progression to long course[edit]

Like many British triathletes competing in the race series put on by the International Triathlon Union, he eventually moved on from short course Olympic-distance racing to long course. He has competed in a number of 70.3 and full Ironman distance races following his domination on the short course. He finished 5th at the Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, in 1998, and 8th in 2000. He won two Ironman Distance races: Ironman Florida in 2001 and Ironman Brazil in 2002.

Doping scandal[edit]

In 1998, Smith was accused of using the banned substance nandrolone. He was cleared 17 months later in 1999. During his following battles against doping allegations in 2000 to 2001, Smith rode for the now-defunct British professional cycling team, the Linda McCartney Racing Team.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1993 Manchester ITU Triathlon World Championship: Elite Men: Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "1994 Wellington ITU Triathlon World Championship: Elite Men: Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Spencer Smith article archive". Slowtwitch.com. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 

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