30/10/2016: Tine has finished second in the 2016 Challenge Forte Village in Sardinia. She completed the half distance triathlon (1.9 km swim, 90 km bike leg and 21 km run) in 4:35:04. Sara Dossena (Italy; 4:32:37) took the win. Michelle Vesterby (Denmark; 4:36:02) completed the podium. Tine started out with a solid swim. She came out of the water in sixth position, 2:30 behind the first swimmer. However, Tine was clearly the strongest of the pack on the bike. After 20 kilometers she had overtaken the lead. And after the full 90 kilometers she rode into T2 with more than
9/10/2016: Not the stand-out performance Tine had hoped for in the 2016 Ironman Hawaii, the World Championship Ironman. Feeling faint during the marathon, she was forced to retire. Medics later diagnosed her with heat stroke. It was an unhappy end to an outstanding year for Tine, who recorded three wins in Ironman races in 2016. Tine had been clear in her ambitions: a spot in the top-10. Race day started well with Tine’s swim going according to plan (between 0:58-1:02). Tine came out of the water with a time of 59:01. Jumping on the bike in 25th, she worked herself
06/05/2016: Tine has won the Ironman France. It was her fifth Nice title. She won the race in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and now 2016. Tine made it a real tour de force today, recording the fastest bike split ever (5:05:03) and a strong final time (09:22:04). Emma Bilham (Switzerland; 9:28:55) and former world champion Leanda Cave (UK; 9:45:06) completed the podium. Halfway the season, Tine has already put together an impressive winning streak, including earlier victories in the Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico and the Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix. Tine is not the fastest swimmer of the pack and
1/05/2016: Tine has won the Ironman 70.3 Pays D'Aix. After the last-minute cancellation of the swim, Tine was able to pivot smoothly to the new “time trial triathlon" race format. With a final time of 3:56:18, she was more than six minutes faster than Julia Gajer (Germany; 4:02:29). Nikki Bartlett (UK; 4:04:07) finished third. It was the second victory of the season for Tine. In March, she also won the Puerto Rico half Ironman. The news came in half an hour before the start: it was too cold and windy to swim. This meant a different type of race.
20/03/2016: Tine has won the 2016 Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico. With a time of 4:20:34, she beat Sarah Haskins (USA; 4:22:16) and Linsey Corbin (US; 4:23:34) for the title. Tine recorded an all-round strong performance. She swam well and came out of the water in sixth position, three minutes behind Haskins. On the bike, Tine crushed it. After 20 kilometers, she caught up with Haskins and never looked back. She started the half marathon with a lead of almost four minutes. The big question was whether that would be enough. Haskins had won her last five half Ironman races.
29/1/2016: Tine has kicked off her 2016 triathlon season with a sixth place finish in the Ironman 70.3 Dubai. Ironman world champion Daniela Ryf (Switzerland; 4:01:09) won the race with a comfortable lead over Caroline Steffen (Switzerland; 4:05:01) and Kaisa Lehtonen (Finland; 4:05:03). Tine’s final time was 4:14:13. As the forecasts had predicted, strong winds claimed an important role in the race. The swim leg was moved to the harbor and shortened to two 600-meter rounds. Tine did not bring her strongest swim performance, but she was able to limit the damage. She came out of the water in
10/10/2015: Tine has been forced to retire in the Ironman Hawaii. After a little over 120 kilometers into the bike leg, her race was over. Tine had left for Kona ambitious and in shape, but ran into one of those rare off-days. She lost more time than she had planned on during the swim, leaving the water in 28th position more than 10 minutes behind the fastest swimmer. During the bike leg, normally her strongest discipline, things went from bad to worse. While disappointed, Tine remained rational: “It just wasn’t my day. I simply had no power in my
6/9/2015: Tine has won the 2015 Cologne half distance triathlon. The defending champion clocked in at 4:16:58, well ahead of Camilla Lindholm Borg (Sweden; 04:24:43) and Maureen Hufe (Germany; 4:26:21). Just like in last Sunday’s World Championship half Ironman, Tine put in an outstanding swim. She came out of the water just 90 seconds behind Sandra Wassink-Hitzert. In the bike leg, Tine made her move right away. After 75 kilometers, she had a five minute lead; another push in the final kilometers put her ahead by seven minutes. Tine kept her pace high in the first half of the
30/8/2015: Clocking in at 4:34:05, Tine has finished twelfth in the 2015 World Championships Ironman 70.3 in Zell am See, Austria. The title went to the defending champion, Daniela Ryf (4:11:34) from Switzerland. Heather Wurtele (Canada; 4:23:07) and Anja Beranek (Germany; 04:24:10) completed the podium. Tine had traveled to Austria with a healthy dose of realism, knowing that she would be facing 70.3 specialists who are inherently faster. That immediately became clear in the swim leg. Tine recorded an excellent time of 27:41, which still left her in 20th position. On the bike, she mounted a strong comeback; at the
5/8/2015: More good news! I got my slot in the World Championship Ironman 70.3 in Zell Am See on August 30th. Qualifying is an unexpected surprise, but I am excited. It is always an honor to get to race a World Championship. I love the opportunity to compete against the best athletes in the world. However, I also have to be realistic. A big result is not in the cards. As it is, many pro athletes, and especially the 70.3 specialists, are inherently faster in the half distance. Plus, I have just completed a round of testing and my running is not nearly where it should be. Going back to work