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2010 aspirations: Experience of emotions!

Monday, January 25th, 2010

A G`day from the Sunny Coast. I`m a newbie in Team TBB and like to introduce myself just quick. My name is Caroline Steffen. I grew up in a small village in Switzerland called Spiez. A small town surrounded by mountains and beautiful landscape. Some say: “Yes, I know Spiez. I`m passed by train when I’m gone skiing”…

When i was 12years old, I started with sport. Once a week I went to the swim and this just because, I was allowed to leave the religions lessons 15min earlyer to catch the bus. Which is now 18 years ago and it has changed a lot. In the time between, I was 10 years a member of the Swiss Swimming- and 2 years a member of the Swiss Cycling Nationalteam. Won 17 Swiss Champion gold medals in the pool and 1 on the Road. A two days adventure race in 2005 brought me closer to the triathlon, specifically to the long distance.

2008, I wanted to registrate for a race as an age group, but i was after the deadline and the only option to get a start was to start as an PRO. I finished this Ironman race, to my surprise, on the 3th rank and got therefore a place in my third Nationalteam, Swiss Triathlon. Sometimes everything changes quickly!

Since last February, I`m currently reside in Australia on the Sunshine Coast together with my partner David Dellow.

Team TBB: My first triathlon team and I`m looking forward to sharing the common experience and challenge. I’m still young in this sport. So, I think I can benefit a lot and at the same time I hope to give something back to team.
C ya soon in Krabie