Swiss-born Spanish triathlete who represented Spain at the 2012 Olympic Games, where he won a silver medal. He's also won several ITU World Championships, ITU World Cups, and Ironman 70.3 races.
He grew up playing soccer and swimming before starting to compete in triathlons at 15. He won his first World Cup in 2006.
For much of his early career, he had to fight simply to compete, as the discovery of an abnormal heart valve in 2000 led to Spanish sports governing bodies banning him from international competition.
He was born to Manuela and Javier Noya and has a brother named Rafael.
Alistair Brownlee won gold in triathlon at the 2012 Olympics.