Xena wins the ITU Long Distance World Champs
Team TBB's Xena aka Caroline Steffen’s winning streak continues with her win at the ITU Long Distance World Triathlon Champs in Spain on the weekend.
Xena forged ahead of the pack as she turned a lead at T2 into a world title winning margin ahead of main rivals Camilla Pedersen ( Denmark) and Jodie Swallow (Great Britain). Xena who took out the event in 2010 paid tribute to the thousands of Spaniards who lined the streets to watch. “Of course I’m very happy, it’s another title, my second one, I’m really glad I had a good race today,” she said. “I never saw as many people on a race course before. It was unbelievable on the bike and on the run.”
Xena exited the water a few minutes behind the other medallists, and while Swallow pushed the pace at the front for the first lap, Steffen took the lead at the start of the second 60km lap and didn’t look back. Her fast bike and run legs saw her cross the line in a time of 6 hours 4 minutes and 17 seconds, a full five minutes ahead of Camilla. Watch out Kona, Xena is on her way to take the Hawaii Ironman World Championships this year!