Brett Sutton and Olympic Gold Medalist Nicola Spirig

Brett Sutton and Olympic Gold Medalist Nicola Spirig


Chrissie Wellington’s former Team TBB coach Brett Sutton is also the coach of Olympic gold medalist Nicola Spirig. I found one of the most interesting parts of Wellington’s autobiography was about her relationship with Sutton. With a controversial past as well as a coaching style criticized by many, Sutton produces champion and consistent podium winners. In a 2 part series on Slowtwitch.com, Timothy Carlson writes a brilliant expose of the mind of Sutton and how Spirig came to be the Olympic champion. It’s detailed but well worth a read: Anatomy of Olympic Gold – Part 1.