Xena, aka Caroline Steffen, and DD, David Dellow, are rested and ready for a fight at Metaman Bintan this weekend! The pair have been training hard in Thailand after collecting a win and podium respectively in 70.3 Philippines. This race not only boasts one of the biggest prize purses in the sport, but also will provide Xena and Dave with perfect Kona-like conditions for one last hit-out on their road to the World Championships.
DD will face a strong field include Courtney Atkinson, Tim Berkel, and Cam Brown. On the women's side, Xena will face Gina Crawford, Candace Hammond, and Belinda Granger.
The course starts with a non-wetsuit sea swim that will be very calm and warm. On the bike, the team will face a flat ride around the scenic island of Bintan. On the run, again the course will be flat but our team's biggest challenge will the heat and humidity.
Xena said on twitter
Just got to beautiful Bintan. Thank you MetaMan Bintan - Iron Distance Triathlon and MetaSport for having us.
Xena also talked to First off the Bike, read their article here: http://firstoffthebike.com/races/metaman-womens-preview/
And Xena shared some thoughts with Trizone: http://trizonewomen.com/2013/08/28/caroline-steffen-heads-to-metaman-triathlon-in-bintan/
Dave has been quite on twitter. Here is a link to the First off the Bike preview: http://firstoffthebike.com/races/metaman-preview/
Best of luck Xena and Dave! We hope to see you both on top of the podium!