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Nicola Spirig wins in photo finish

Updated: August 4, 2012, 9:15 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- After two hours of lung-bursting effort, the clock couldn't separate Nicola Spirig and Lisa Norden in the women's triathlon at the Olympics on Saturday.

Following a grueling race through Hyde Park -- a 1,500-meter swim, a 43-kilometer (26.7-mile) bike ride and a 10-kilometer run -- Switzerland's Spirig won the gold in a photo finish.

Both women recorded the same time: 1 hour, 59 minutes, 48 seconds.

Spirig held off a late charge by the surging Swede through the final ...

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