Reto Hug

Reto Hug (born 24 January 1975 in Marthalen) is a former athlete from Switzerland, who competed in the triathlon.

Reto Hug
Personal information
Born (1975-01-24) 24 January 1975 (age 46)
Marthalen, Switzerland
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Medal record
Men's triathlon
Representing   Switzerland
ITU Triathlon World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2005 Gamagōri Elite men's race
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Vancouver Elite men's race

Athletic careerEdit


Hug competed in his first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He took eighth place with a total time of 1:49:21.30. At the following games, Hug competed again in the triathlon competition, placing 40th with a time of 2:01:40.43. In 2008, Hug returned to the Olympics and placed 29th in triathlon with a time of 1:52:04.93.[1]

ITU eventsEdit

In International Triathlon Union (ITU), Hug has taken 2nd at the 2005 ITU Triathlon World Championships and placed 3rd at the 2008 ITU Triathlon World Championships. He is also the 1999 ETU Triathlon European Champion.[2]

Following the end of 2012 season he retired from professional sport. He is married to Swiss triathlete Nicola Spirig. They have a son, born in 2013[3] and a daughter, born 2017.[4]


  1. ^ "Reto Hug". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 23 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Reto Hug Profile Page". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 23 July 2010.
  3. ^ Greb, Jörg (24 March 2013). "Der "schnelle" Sohn der Triathlon-Olympiasiegerin (The "fast" son the Triathlon Olympic champion)" (in German). Tages-Anzeiger. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  4. ^ Nicola Spirig bringt ein Mädchen zur Welt (11. Juli 2017)