Steffen Streich was born in East Berlin, Germany and is an ultra-endurance bicycle racer who won the 2015 Trans Afrika Bicycle Race from Beitbridge to Capteown, setting a new record for the event of 8 days, 19 hours and 28 minutes. He now lives and trains on the island of Lesvos, Greece, where he lives with his wife Regina Schmitz and 2 children. He currently is working for Robert Betz on Lesvos.