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Tine 11th in season opener Challenge Salou

7 April 2019|News|

7/4/2019: Tine’s 2019 season officially got underway with an 11th place in today’s Challenge Salou. She finished the half distance race with a time of 4:32:01. Judith Corachán Vaquera (Spain; 4:16:58) took the Salou title. Daniela Bleymehl (Switzerland; 4:18:38) and Emma Pallant (UK; 4:20:04) completed the podium.   That first race after a long winter break is hard, really hard. Or as Tine said at the start of the half marathon: "This hurts!" At that time, she had already completed a 1.9 km swim and 90 km of cycling. A choppy sea made for a difficult swim that made it

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Tine 21st in Ironman Hawaii

13 October 2018|News|

13/10/2018: Tine has finished 21st in the 2018 Ironman Hawaii. With a final time of 9:17:21, Tine broke her personal record in the Ironman World Championship. Unfortunately, in a superfast edition, that was not enough for the top-10 finish Tine had aimed for. Still, Tine was pleased: “I raced faster than I had planned and hoped for. I was outstanding in the water and on the bike. I did everything I could have. The women in front of me were simply faster.” Tine went to Hawaii feeling good in the water. On race day, her swim did not disappoint. She

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Tine fifth in shortened Ironman 70.3 Zell am See

26 August 2018|News|

26/8/2018: Tine has finished fifth in today’s Ironman 70.3 Zell am See. It was Tine's last race before the World Championship Ironman in Hawaii. Unfortunately, snow on the bike course shortened the race to a swim/run. This meant Tine knew in advance that her result would not be representative of her overall strength. She chose to participate anyway to get the swim and run training in for Kona. In that respect, her performance today was particularly promising.   Laura Philipp from Germany won the race in a time of 1:47:03, beating out Barbara Riveros (Chile 1:48:53) and Alexandra Tondeur (Belgium;

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Tine second in Ironman 70.3 Dún Laoghaire

19 August 2018|News|

19/8/2018: It’s a silver medal for Tine in the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Dún Laoghaire! With a final time of 4:49:31, Tine finished less than 90 seconds behind Emma Pallant (UK; 4:48:02). Amber Ferreira (USA) completed the top-3 with a time of 5:04:01.   Dún Laoghaire was Tine’s first race after injuring her shoulder in June, coming down “De Muur” in Challenge Geraardsbergen. Questions lingered. Had her shoulder healed completely? Would she hold back in the bike course descents? The swim brought the first bit of good news: no problems with the shoulder. Putting in a decent swim, she came out

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Tine ninth in Ironman Texas

28 April 2018|News|

28/4/2018: Tine has finished ninth in today’s Ironman Texas. For Tine, it was a frustrating season opener that left no room for a better result. Melissa Hauschildt (Australia; 8:31:04) took the win. Jodie Robertson (US; 8:43:15) and Leslie Smith (US; 8:43:51) completed the podium. Tine’s final time was 8:57:33.   When former swimmer Lauren Brandon has signed up for a race, the other pro women know in advance that they will come out of the water trailing big time. Texas was no different. Brandon motored through the swim course, passing quite a few men. Meredith Kessler followed in second, more

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Tine second in Ironman Argentina

3 December 2017|News|

3/12/2017: With a second-place finish in today’s Ironman Argentina, Tine has wrapped up a superb season. Sarah Piampiano (USA; 9:11:03) won the race. Magali Tisseyre (Canada; 9:24:37) came in third. Tine’s final time was 9:19:22. She closes out 2017 with victories in the Challenge Geraardsbergen, the Alpe d'Heuz Triathlon and the Embrunman; she took second place in Ironman Italy and Ironman Argentina. These last two results put her in an excellent position towards qualifying for the 2018 Ironman Hawaii.   Dede Griesbauer made her mark on the race from the start, recording the fastest swim. While the American threw herself

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Tine sixth in Challenge Sardinia

29 October 2017|News|

29/10/2017: Tine has finished sixth in today's Forte Village Challenge in Sardinia. Heather Wurtele (Canada) took the title. Laura Siddall (UK/Australia) and Marta Bernardi (Italy) completed the podium. It has been a successful, but long season for Tine. And Sardinia made her feel it. Tine was doing well in the early stages of the swim, but after she (involuntarily) got slapped a few times by another swimmer, she had to stop for a second while a leading group took off. She came out of the water in ninth position, four minutes behind Santamaria. The Italian was followed by a chase

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Tine second in Ironman Italy

23 September 2017|News|

23/9/2017: Tine has finished second in the 2017 Ironman Italy. Lucy Gossage of the UK took the title in 09:06:39. Tine’s final time was 09:13:35. Marta Bernardi (Italy; 09:20:04) completed the top three. With this podium finish added to her victories in the Challenge Geraardsbergen, the Alpe d'Heuz Triathlon and the Embrunman, Tine has already made it a stellar 2017. What is more, she got off to good start in her goal for this fall: collecting maximum points for the 2018 Ironman Hawaii. It does not happen often, but Tine was in the lead group the entire swim leg. She

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Tine wins Embrunman

15 August 2017|News|

15/8/2017: Tine has won the 2017 Embrunman, possibly the toughest long-distance triathlon in the world. Tine completed the 3.8 km swim, 188 km bike leg climbing through the Alps and 43 km run in 10:51:14. Carrie Lester (Australia; 10:54:36) came in second, Charlotte Morel (France; 11:04:19) completed the podium. Tine has won all three of her summer races. In July, she took the Challenge Geraardsbergen and the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon titles. “I am so happy,” said Tine after the race. But she had to dig deep physically and mentally. “It hurt the entire time. This race really is so very

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Tine wins Challenge Geraardsbergen

2 July 2017|News|

2/7/2017: Tine has won the 2017 Challenge Geraardsbergen. As an ambassador for this first Belgian Challenge (1.9 km swim, 90 km bike leg, 21 km run), Tine had come to Geraardsbergen to win in front of a home crowd. Clocking in at 4:26:00, she was a few minutes faster than Sarissa de Vries (The Netherlands; 04:31:06) and Margie Santamaria (Italy; 04:35:05).   A typical swim for Tine, leaving the water a little over two minutes behind de Vries and Santamaria. Despite a false start – she lost her bottle and Garmin leaving T1 – Tine looked good on the bike

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