Xena, aka Caroline Stefffen, the Princess Warrior was crowned champion of Metaman this weekend! Racing against a strong but small field, Caroline made the racing look easy as she swam, biked, and ran her way to a dominate victory finishing in 4th overall. Caroline started the day with an amazing swim where she exited with the lead males and other top female Gina Crawford. Once on the bike, Xena took control and rode away from Gina and the other women getting off the bike with a dominate lead. She ran conservatively cautious of the heat and her big race in Kona in 6 weeks. On the men's side, David Dellow had a solid swim and bike then was forced to withdraw on the run due to stomach issues. However, Dave was able to get in a vital hard swim and bike that will serve him well in Kona this October.
Xena reported in to say:
"Very happy with my first MetaMan race here in beautiful Bintan Indonesia. What a great course, what a awesome event, what a huge support out there all day. It was a great last test in the heat for be before Kona. Best swim ever, got out of water with the first group of PRO male. Absolutely loved the bike course, there was only one flat section of maybe 10km, the rest was up and down like a roller coaster. The run was a controlled shufflle. Motto: "get the km in your legs and the money in your pocket. Thank you MetaSport for a awesome weekend. We need more Tri races around the globe like that!!!!"
Congrats on the win Xena! We can't wait to see you dominate on the Big Island in the World Championships in 6 short weeks!