A former member of the Swiss national cycling team, the 38-year-old Steffen was only three seconds behind in swimming against second placer and crowd favorite Radka Vodickova, who finished the race at second in 04:14:51.
Steffen then bested Vodickova in biking and running to grab the triathlon championship this year.
Australian Dimity Duke came in at third place, completing the course in 04:23:51 while Katheyn Haesner finished at 4th in 04:35:38. Bree Wee of America crossed the finish line in 04:36:36 to make it to the top five. — APG, GMA News