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Caroline Steffen
Switzerland
World Rank
-
Height
1.78m
Age
43
DOB
09/18/78
0%Swim0%Bike0%Run0%Overall
Athletes are measured as a percentage (for each discipline and overall) based on a relative comparison to the #1 ranked athlete who's rated at 100%.
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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#117200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182008Overall42.47 pts#75Swim56.77 pts#113Bike64.75 pts#111Run25.70 pts#1022009Overall119.63 pts#38Swim146.63 pts#18Bike141.32 pts#29Run39.46 pts#952010Overall247.97 pts#3Swim150.87 pts#17Bike175.24 pts#8Run152.79 pts#112011Overall280.93 pts#3Swim160.96 pts#15Bike207.01 pts#3Run152.79 pts#142012Overall315.78 pts#2Swim163.19 pts#15Bike228.29 pts#1Run164.96 pts#142013Overall321.18 pts#2Swim163.55 pts#16Bike222.79 pts#1Run164.96 pts#142014Overall302.55 pts#4Swim169.93 pts#24Bike197.83 pts#8Run189.96 pts#62015Overall290.12 pts#8Swim179.99 pts#24Bike194.33 pts#15Run189.96 pts#102016Overall280.45 pts#12Swim183.91 pts#19Bike184.84 pts#28Run175.68 pts#252017Overall280.45 pts#14Swim176.29 pts#28Bike175.18 pts#44Run174.78 pts#302018Overall262.60 pts#31Swim166.12 pts#42Bike184.91 pts#37Run148.33 pts#65
Results
63 Races24
1
17
2
8
3
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Oct
24
IM Hawaii
59:01
5:08:44
3:23:53
9:37:11
56.4183
09:01:4656.42
8 Sep
2
IM 70.3 Sunshine Coast
25:20
2:20:47
1:24:53
4:14:44
74.5976
04:05:2374.60
11 Aug
1
IM 70.3 Philippines
27:04
2:17:51
1:34:56
4:24:10
89.8369
04:20:1289.84
28 Jul
4
IM Hamburg
56:56
4:56:16
3:19:35
9:19:28
70.964
08:56:0770.96
2 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Subic Bay
26:52
2:24:54
1:34:17
4:29:14
86.6128
04:23:5686.61
5 May
2
IM Australia
49:32
5:06:00
3:17:45
9:17:28
80.8915
09:01:5680.89
24 Mar
2
IM 70.3 Davao
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:19:28
76.2744
04:10:3376.27
17 Feb
4
IM 70.3 Geelong
23:31
2:20:26
1:26:08
4:14:14
76.6122
04:05:3776.61
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
2 Dec
1
IM Western Australia
53:53
4:44:51
3:06:13
8:49:45
88.0003
08:40:2388.00
21 Oct
1
IM 70.3 Shanghai
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:06:32
91.1403
04:03:1891.14
26 Aug
1
IM 70.3 Sunshine Coast
25:50
2:16:48
1:19:07
4:05:43
83.4561
03:59:4683.46
5 Aug
2
IM 70.3 Philippines
28:02
2:21:26
1:27:44
4:21:46
76.6722
04:12:5576.67
13 May
3
IM 70.3 Vietnam
26:58
2:25:14
1:34:31
4:29:56
56.5494
04:13:2556.55
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Mar
2
IM 70.3 Subic Bay
26:18
2:26:54
1:29:01
4:25:55
66.886
04:13:2066.89
27 Jan
6
IM 70.3 Dubai
27:02
2:15:45
1:22:28
4:09:51
77.1875
04:01:3577.19
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Dec
3
IM 70.3 Bahrain
28:54
2:15:58
1:24:50
4:15:08
75.4357
04:06:0475.44
24 Sep
2
ITU Long Distance
1:05:58
3:17:46
2:19:08
6:44:40
0
--
4 Sep
5
IM 70.3 World Championship
24:13
2:23:09
1:25:10
4:17:16
85.5715
04:11:4985.57
7 Aug
1
IM 70.3 Philippines
26:52
2:19:04
1:26:04
4:16:19
87.8619
04:11:4487.86
10 Jul
2
IM 70.3 Vineman
26:52
2:24:13
1:23:30
4:17:48
81.0284
04:10:4081.03
8 May
1
IM 70.3 Vietnam
23:37
2:19:04
1:24:52
4:12:18
93.5974
04:09:5493.60
2 Apr
2
IM 70.3 California
25:39
2:24:45
1:21:14
4:17:39
92.1902
04:14:4092.19
6 Mar
1
IM 70.3 Subic Bay
24:19
2:18:46
1:23:53
4:09:40
94.6616
04:07:4194.66
29 Jan
2
IM 70.3 Dubai
20:25
2:19:55
1:21:56
4:05:01
0
--
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
5 Dec
2
IM 70.3 Bahrain
--:--
2:12:54
1:22:54
3:37:45
0
--
29 Nov
2
IM 70.3 Western Sydney
27:50
2:20:12
1:24:17
4:14:29
72.495
04:04:2472.50
8 Nov
1
IM 70.3 Mandurah
23:51
2:14:46
1:23:28
4:04:50
86.4324
03:59:5786.43
10 Oct
9
IM Hawaii
56:16
5:10:53
3:15:27
9:27:54
85.7722
09:16:0285.77
13 Sep
1
IM 70.3 Sunshine Coast
25:36
2:22:15
1:18:43
4:09:26
80.3733
04:02:1880.37
2 Aug
1
IM 70.3 Philippines
24:01
2:25:44
1:30:25
4:23:54
64.8983
04:10:4264.90
5 Jul
3
IM Germany
52:42
4:58:52
3:16:26
9:11:55
83.5804
08:58:3983.58
14 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Cairns
25:45
2:26:36
1:23:45
4:19:41
83.4243
04:13:2383.42
10 May
1
IM 70.3 Vietnam
26:17
2:22:27
1:28:33
4:21:40
83.4193
04:15:1983.42
22 Mar
3
IM Melbourne
52:43
4:45:38
3:16:40
8:59:08
88.1915
08:49:4588.19
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
7
Challenge Bahrain
23:50
2:16:07
1:22:06
4:05:28
85.7605
04:00:2085.76
9 Nov
2
IM 70.3 Mandurah
22:03
2:13:45
1:24:34
4:03:08
76.2412
03:54:4676.24
11 Oct
5
IM Hawaii
56:53
5:02:03
3:08:43
9:12:43
97.3156
09:10:3097.32
14 Sep
1
IM 70.3 Sunshine Coast
26:06
2:24:42
1:18:40
4:12:06
82.681
04:05:4382.68
3 Aug
1
IM 70.3 Philippines
25:35
2:29:10
1:33:43
4:32:34
59.7112
04:17:0259.71
20 Jul
3
Challenge Roth
52:08
4:48:14
3:05:05
8:48:42
108.302
08:55:22108.30
8 Jun
DNF
IM 70.3 Cairns
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:08:34-
23 Mar
1
IM Melbourne
52:03
4:56:38
3:04:44
8:57:57
86.2341
08:47:0486.23
2 Feb
2
Challenge Melbourne
27:25
2:22:33
1:26:05
4:20:05
47.5091
04:01:0647.51
2013
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Oct
5
IM Hawaii
54:10
4:57:50
3:11:55
9:09:09
96.4198
09:06:1396.42
31 Aug
1
MetaMan
50:52
4:49:38
3:29:39
9:13:57
0
--
14 Jul
1
Challenge Roth
51:45
4:42:21
3:03:07
8:40:35
100.618
08:41:04100.62
24 Mar
3
IM Melbourne
24:34
4:53:17
3:09:23
8:31:22
0
--
2012
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Oct
2
IM Hawaii
57:37
5:06:49
3:08:08
9:16:58
98.901
09:16:0398.90
29 Jul
1
ITU Long Distance
55:58
3:01:27
2:04:08
6:04:17
0
--
8 Jul
1
IM Germany
48:58
4:52:34
3:06:52
8:52:33
98.7039
08:51:3198.70
24 Mar
1
IM Melbourne
53:29
4:35:29
3:01:22
8:34:51
121.855
08:52:18121.86
2011
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
15 Oct
5
IM Hawaii
57:15
4:50:26
3:15:17
9:07:32
98.3726
09:06:1298.37
24 Jul
1
IM Germany
49:16
4:51:07
3:27:38
9:12:13
76.3527
08:53:1876.35
1 May
1
IM Australia
50:35
5:12:39
3:22:10
9:29:54
59.8359
08:57:3159.84
2010
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
9 Oct
2
IM Hawaii
55:57
4:59:23
3:05:47
9:06:00
100.508
09:06:25100.51
31 Jul
1
ITU Long Distance
54:01
3:48:00
2:09:45
6:55:21
0
--
4 Jul
2
IM Germany
52:58
5:01:21
3:08:53
9:06:42
82.0508
08:52:2282.05
25 Apr
2
IM South Africa
53:58
5:06:15
3:17:50
9:22:00
65.4158
08:54:1765.42
2009
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
14 Nov
4
IM 70.3 World Championship
25:18
2:08:29
1:26:48
4:05:33
0
--
12 Jul
9
IM Switzerland
52:45
5:05:50
3:43:13
9:44:38
27.5834
08:47:2127.58
5 Apr
3
IM Australia
52:28
5:14:32
3:31:43
9:38:44
49.5694
08:58:0249.57
2008
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
8 Nov
11
IM 70.3 World Championship
25:54
2:21:47
1:29:33
4:21:34
0
--
13 Jul
3
IM Switzerland
55:10
5:13:03
3:25:01
9:37:24
42.4725
08:51:3242.47
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2018
262
31
2017
280
14
2016
280
12
2015
290
8
2014
302
4
2013
321
2
2012
315
2
2011
280
3
2010
247
3
2009
119
38
2008
42
75
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2018
166
42
2017
176
28
2016
183
19
2015
179
24
2014
169
24
2013
163
16
2012
163
15
2011
160
15
2010
150
17
2009
146
18
2008
56
113
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2018
184
37
2017
175
44
2016
184
28
2015
194
15
2014
197
8
2013
222
1
2012
228
1
2011
207
3
2010
175
8
2009
141
29
2008
64
111
Run
Year
Points
Position
2018
148
65
2017
174
30
2016
175
25
2015
189
10
2014
189
6
2013
164
14
2012
164
14
2011
152
14
2010
152
11
2009
39
95
2008
25
102
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