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Posted 22nd July 2014

Caroline Steffen on third place at Challenge Roth

The Swiss triathlete is back on track with her new Coach.

Last Sunday, Caroline Steffen started as defending champion at Challenge Roth. A strong women's field and the heat challenged the Swiss top athlete. Instead of a victory, Caroline has to deal with a good third place. She is very optimistic though.

"Of course I rather like to win, but I gave my best and I have to accept the result. There is nothing wrong to be third behind those strong athletes."

Caroline was the first one out of the water. On the bike, her strongest discipline, she could not show her best performance and had to let herself be overtaken. On the running course she had some troubles finding into the rhythm. She reached the finish line as third with a time of 9:49 - behind the second placed British Rachel Joyce and the winner and world champion of 2013, Mirinda Carfrae from Australia.

Since six month, the Swiss athlete works together with her new coach Chris. Since this change, she appears to be happier and she told us that it seems she found her passion for triathlon again. The cooperation between Caroline and Chris works very well and both look forward to the upcoming races in an optimistic way.

Caroline Steffen's next big race will be the 70.3 Ironman in Cebu, where she will also start as the defending champion.

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