Spencer Smith (triathlete)
11 May 1973 |
Hounslow, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Smith moved on from short course Olympic-distance racing to long course and has competed in a number of full Ironman and half-iron distance races following his short course career. He finished 5th at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, in 1998, and 8th in 2000. He won two Ironman Distance races: Ironman Florida in 2001 and Ironman Brazil in 2002.
In 1998, Smith was accused of using the banned substance nandrolone. After a long and costly case, he was exonerated after a 17 months. During the Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing in New York it was found that the Los Angeles testing laboratory had made an error. After clearing his name against the doping allegation, Smith rode for the now-defunct British professional cycling team, Linda McCartney Racing Team.
Smith was recognized by the British Triathlon Federation (BTF) for his outstanding contribution to the sport, and was awarded the BTF Golden Pin.
Since retiring as a professional athlete Smith operates a multi-sport athlete and triathlon coaching company called S2Coaching.
Smith's list of triathlon titles include:
- ITU World Triathlon Champion
- ITU World Triathlon Junior Champion
- ETU European Triathlon Champion
- BTA British Triathlon Champion
- "Spencer Smith article archive". Slowtwitch.com. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
- "1993 Manchester ITU Triathlon World Championship: Elite Men: Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
- "1994 Wellington ITU Triathlon World Championship: Elite Men: Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
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