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Caroline Steffen

Visit ProfileInactive since 12 Oct 2019
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World Rank
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National
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Swim
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Bike
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Run
Switzerland
Weight
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Height
1.78m
Age
45
Born
1978
 
 
 
Biography More

Caroline Steffen

Caroline Steffen, aka ‘Xena’ (Warrior Princess), is one of the most successful long-distance athletes ever.

Born in Switzerland in 1978 and now Australian-based, she has covered off the globe with her race wins.

They include two ITU Long Course World Championships, two IRONMAN European Championship titles, two IRONMAN Asia-Pacific wins plus IRONMAN Australia, Challenge Roth and countless 70.3 triumphs.

It is an impressive record by any standards, and her sporting background always suggested she would be a force to be reckoned with in triathlon. She was a junior swimming champion, winning national titles, and also made the Swiss cycling team.

Caroline didn't start running until she was 26 but that didn't hold her back, and 2010 was her breakthrough year. She won her first major race (70.3 Geelong) and then the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, a title she would claim again in 2012 before taking silver in 2016.

Steffen also quickly stepped up to IRONMAN distance and made her mark immediately with second place to Mirinda Carfrae at the World Championship in Kona in 2010.

She would come agonisingly close to a first title there two years later as well, being overtaken on the run by Leanda Cave with three miles to go.

The following year saw Caroline claim the iconic Challenge Roth crown in Germany, her run proving the decisive factor that day. The wins have kept coming ever since, bar a short break when she took time out from the sport to have her first child.

Her return has seen her roar back as good as ever.

She collected two 70.3 titles (Sunshine Coast and Shanghai) before taking part in IRONMAN Western Australia in December 2018, her first full-distance race since 2015 and a year after the birth of Xander. She duly broke the course record, in part thanks to a stunning bike leg which powered her clear of her rivals.

"I think that was one of my best performances ever," she said afterwards.

“I just felt unstoppable and amazing that day, like superwoman."

2019 continued in similar style, with a second place at IRONMAN Australia and two dominant 70.3 wins at Subic Bay and Cebu, the latter her sixth success in the race.

Ranking History
#1#30#59#88#117200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182008Overall14.16 pts#75Swim28.39 pts#113Bike32.37 pts#111Run12.85 pts#1022009Overall39.88 pts#38Swim73.32 pts#18Bike70.66 pts#29Run19.73 pts#952010Overall82.66 pts#3Swim75.44 pts#17Bike87.62 pts#8Run76.40 pts#112011Overall93.64 pts#3Swim80.48 pts#15Bike103.51 pts#3Run76.40 pts#142012Overall105.26 pts#2Swim81.60 pts#15Bike114.15 pts#1Run82.48 pts#142013Overall107.06 pts#2Swim81.78 pts#16Bike111.40 pts#1Run82.48 pts#142014Overall100.85 pts#4Swim84.96 pts#24Bike98.91 pts#8Run94.98 pts#62015Overall96.71 pts#8Swim90.00 pts#24Bike97.17 pts#15Run94.98 pts#102016Overall93.48 pts#12Swim91.96 pts#19Bike92.42 pts#28Run87.84 pts#252017Overall93.48 pts#14Swim88.15 pts#28Bike87.59 pts#44Run87.39 pts#302018Overall87.53 pts#31Swim83.06 pts#42Bike92.45 pts#37Run74.16 pts#65

Results

63 Races24
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17
2
8
3

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
12 Oct
24
Ironman Hawaii59:015:08:443:23:539:37:11
56.4183
09:01:46
56.42
Swim59:01
Bike5:08:44
Run3:23:53
08 Sep
2
Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast25:202:20:471:24:534:14:44
74.5976
04:05:23
74.60
Swim25:20
Bike2:20:47
Run1:24:53
11 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Philippines27:042:17:511:34:564:24:10
89.8369
04:20:12
89.84
Swim27:04
Bike2:17:51
Run1:34:56
28 Jul
4
Ironman Hamburg56:564:56:163:19:359:19:28
70.964
08:56:07
70.96
Swim56:56
Bike4:56:16
Run3:19:35
02 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay26:522:24:541:34:174:29:14
86.6128
04:23:56
86.61
Swim26:52
Bike2:24:54
Run1:34:17
05 May
2
Ironman Australia49:325:06:003:17:459:17:28
80.8915
09:01:56
80.89
Swim49:32
Bike5:06:00
Run3:17:45
24 Mar
2
Ironman 70.3 Davao--:----:----:--4:19:28
76.2744
04:10:33
76.27
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
17 Feb
4
Ironman 70.3 Geelong23:312:20:261:26:084:14:14
76.6122
04:05:37
76.61
Swim23:31
Bike2:20:26
Run1:26:08

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
02 Dec
1
Ironman Western Australia53:534:44:513:06:138:49:45
88.0003
08:40:23
88.00
Swim53:53
Bike4:44:51
Run3:06:13
21 Oct
1
Ironman 70.3 Shanghai--:----:----:--4:06:32
91.1403
04:03:18
91.14
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
26 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast25:502:16:481:19:074:05:43
83.4561
03:59:46
83.46
Swim25:50
Bike2:16:48
Run1:19:07
05 Aug
2
Ironman 70.3 Philippines28:022:21:261:27:444:21:46
76.6722
04:12:55
76.67
Swim28:02
Bike2:21:26
Run1:27:44
13 May
3
Ironman 70.3 Vietnam26:582:25:141:34:314:29:56
56.5494
04:13:25
56.55
Swim26:58
Bike2:25:14
Run1:34:31

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
12 Mar
2
Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay26:182:26:541:29:014:25:55
66.886
04:13:20
66.89
Swim26:18
Bike2:26:54
Run1:29:01
27 Jan
6
Ironman 70.3 Dubai27:022:15:451:22:284:09:51
77.1875
04:01:35
77.19
Swim27:02
Bike2:15:45
Run1:22:28

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
10 Dec
3
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain28:542:15:581:24:504:15:08
75.4357
04:06:04
75.44
Swim28:54
Bike2:15:58
Run1:24:50
24 Sep
2
ITU Long Distance1:05:583:17:462:19:086:44:40
0
-
-
Swim1:05:58
Bike3:17:46
Run2:19:08
04 Sep
5
Ironman 70.3 World Championship24:132:23:091:25:104:17:16
85.5715
04:11:49
85.57
Swim24:13
Bike2:23:09
Run1:25:10
07 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Philippines26:522:19:041:26:044:16:19
87.8619
04:11:44
87.86
Swim26:52
Bike2:19:04
Run1:26:04
10 Jul
2
Ironman 70.3 Vineman26:522:24:131:23:304:17:48
81.0284
04:10:40
81.03
Swim26:52
Bike2:24:13
Run1:23:30
08 May
1
Ironman 70.3 Vietnam23:372:19:041:24:524:12:18
93.5974
04:09:54
93.60
Swim23:37
Bike2:19:04
Run1:24:52
02 Apr
2
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside25:392:24:451:21:144:17:39
92.1902
04:14:40
92.19
Swim25:39
Bike2:24:45
Run1:21:14
06 Mar
1
Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay24:192:18:461:23:534:09:40
94.6616
04:07:41
94.66
Swim24:19
Bike2:18:46
Run1:23:53
29 Jan
2
Ironman 70.3 Dubai20:252:19:551:21:564:05:01
0
-
-
Swim20:25
Bike2:19:55
Run1:21:56

2015

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
05 Dec
2
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain--:--2:12:541:22:543:37:45
0
-
-
Swim--:--
Bike2:12:54
Run1:22:54
29 Nov
2
Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney27:502:20:121:24:174:14:29
72.495
04:04:24
72.50
Swim27:50
Bike2:20:12
Run1:24:17
08 Nov
1
Ironman 70.3 Mandurah23:512:14:461:23:284:04:50
86.4324
03:59:57
86.43
Swim23:51
Bike2:14:46
Run1:23:28
10 Oct
9
Ironman Hawaii56:165:10:533:15:279:27:54
85.7722
09:16:02
85.77
Swim56:16
Bike5:10:53
Run3:15:27
13 Sep
1
Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast25:362:22:151:18:434:09:26
80.3733
04:02:18
80.37
Swim25:36
Bike2:22:15
Run1:18:43
02 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Philippines24:012:25:441:30:254:23:54
64.8983
04:10:42
64.90
Swim24:01
Bike2:25:44
Run1:30:25
05 Jul
3
Ironman Frankfurt52:424:58:523:16:269:11:55
83.5804
08:58:39
83.58
Swim52:42
Bike4:58:52
Run3:16:26
14 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Cairns25:452:26:361:23:454:19:41
83.4243
04:13:23
83.42
Swim25:45
Bike2:26:36
Run1:23:45
10 May
1
Ironman 70.3 Vietnam26:172:22:271:28:334:21:40
83.4193
04:15:19
83.42
Swim26:17
Bike2:22:27
Run1:28:33
22 Mar
3
Ironman Melbourne52:434:45:383:16:408:59:08
88.1915
08:49:45
88.19
Swim52:43
Bike4:45:38
Run3:16:40

2014

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Dec
7
Challenge Bahrain23:502:16:071:22:064:05:28
85.7605
04:00:20
85.76
Swim23:50
Bike2:16:07
Run1:22:06
09 Nov
2
Ironman 70.3 Mandurah22:032:13:451:24:344:03:08
76.2412
03:54:46
76.24
Swim22:03
Bike2:13:45
Run1:24:34
11 Oct
5
Ironman Hawaii56:535:02:033:08:439:12:43
97.3156
09:10:30
97.32
Swim56:53
Bike5:02:03
Run3:08:43
14 Sep
1
Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast26:062:24:421:18:404:12:06
82.681
04:05:43
82.68
Swim26:06
Bike2:24:42
Run1:18:40
03 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Philippines25:352:29:101:33:434:32:34
59.7112
04:17:02
59.71
Swim25:35
Bike2:29:10
Run1:33:43
20 Jul
3
Challenge Roth52:084:48:143:05:058:48:42
108.302
08:55:22
108.30
Swim52:08
Bike4:48:14
Run3:05:05
08 Jun
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Cairns--:----:----:----:--
04:08:34
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
23 Mar
1
Ironman Melbourne52:034:56:383:04:448:57:57
86.2341
08:47:04
86.23
Swim52:03
Bike4:56:38
Run3:04:44
02 Feb
2
Challenge Melbourne27:252:22:331:26:054:20:05
47.5091
04:01:06
47.51
Swim27:25
Bike2:22:33
Run1:26:05

2013

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
12 Oct
5
Ironman Hawaii54:104:57:503:11:559:09:09
96.4198
09:06:13
96.42
Swim54:10
Bike4:57:50
Run3:11:55
31 Aug
1
MetaMan50:524:49:383:29:399:13:57
0
-
-
Swim50:52
Bike4:49:38
Run3:29:39
14 Jul
1
Challenge Roth51:454:42:213:03:078:40:35
100.618
08:41:04
100.62
Swim51:45
Bike4:42:21
Run3:03:07
24 Mar
3
Ironman Melbourne24:344:53:173:09:238:31:22
0
-
-
Swim24:34
Bike4:53:17
Run3:09:23

2012

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
13 Oct
2
Ironman Hawaii57:375:06:493:08:089:16:58
98.901
09:16:03
98.90
Swim57:37
Bike5:06:49
Run3:08:08
29 Jul
1
ITU Long Distance55:583:01:272:04:086:04:17
0
-
-
Swim55:58
Bike3:01:27
Run2:04:08
08 Jul
1
Ironman Frankfurt48:584:52:343:06:528:52:33
98.7039
08:51:31
98.70
Swim48:58
Bike4:52:34
Run3:06:52
24 Mar
1
Ironman Melbourne53:294:35:293:01:228:34:51
121.855
08:52:18
121.86
Swim53:29
Bike4:35:29
Run3:01:22

2011

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
15 Oct
5
Ironman Hawaii57:154:50:263:15:179:07:32
98.3726
09:06:12
98.37
Swim57:15
Bike4:50:26
Run3:15:17
24 Jul
1
Ironman Frankfurt49:164:51:073:27:389:12:13
76.3527
08:53:18
76.35
Swim49:16
Bike4:51:07
Run3:27:38
01 May
1
Ironman Australia50:355:12:393:22:109:29:54
59.8359
08:57:31
59.84
Swim50:35
Bike5:12:39
Run3:22:10

2010

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
09 Oct
2
Ironman Hawaii55:574:59:233:05:479:06:00
100.508
09:06:25
100.51
Swim55:57
Bike4:59:23
Run3:05:47
31 Jul
1
ITU Long Distance54:013:48:002:09:456:55:21
0
-
-
Swim54:01
Bike3:48:00
Run2:09:45
04 Jul
2
Ironman Frankfurt52:585:01:213:08:539:06:42
82.0508
08:52:22
82.05
Swim52:58
Bike5:01:21
Run3:08:53
25 Apr
2
Ironman South Africa53:585:06:153:17:509:22:00
65.4158
08:54:17
65.42
Swim53:58
Bike5:06:15
Run3:17:50

2009

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
14 Nov
4
Ironman 70.3 World Championship25:182:08:291:26:484:05:33
0
-
-
Swim25:18
Bike2:08:29
Run1:26:48
12 Jul
9
Ironman Switzerland52:455:05:503:43:139:44:38
27.5834
08:47:21
27.58
Swim52:45
Bike5:05:50
Run3:43:13
05 Apr
3
Ironman Australia52:285:14:323:31:439:38:44
49.5694
08:58:02
49.57
Swim52:28
Bike5:14:32
Run3:31:43

2008

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
08 Nov
11
Ironman 70.3 World Championship25:542:21:471:29:334:21:34
0
-
-
Swim25:54
Bike2:21:47
Run1:29:33
13 Jul
3
Ironman Switzerland55:105:13:033:25:019:37:24
42.4725
08:51:32
42.47
Swim55:10
Bike5:13:03
Run3:25:01

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2018
87
31
2017
93
14
2016
93
12
2015
96
8
2014
100
4
2013
107
2
2012
105
2
2011
93
3
2010
82
3
2009
39
38
2008
14
75

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2018
83
42
2017
88
28
2016
91
19
2015
89
24
2014
84
24
2013
81
16
2012
81
15
2011
80
15
2010
75
17
2009
73
18
2008
28
113

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2018
92
37
2017
87
44
2016
92
28
2015
97
15
2014
98
8
2013
111
1
2012
114
1
2011
103
3
2010
87
8
2009
70
29
2008
32
111

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2018
74
65
2017
87
30
2016
87
25
2015
94
10
2014
94
6
2013
82
14
2012
82
14
2011
76
14
2010
76
11
2009
19
95
2008
12
102
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