Sharon Roggenbuck …throwing cartwheels and winning triathlons at 74

 

Sharon Roggenbuck on her way to the winners podium at the 2013 Belews Lake Triathlon
Sharon Roggenbuck's famous cartwheel move on her way to the 2012 Lake Logan International Triathlon.
Sharon Roggenbucks non-mistaken identity as genuine triathlete.

Sharon finishes her "winners cartwheel" to an applauding audience at the 2013 Belews Lake Triathlon.

Sharon shows her stuff with her signature cartwheel presentation on her way to the winners podium.

Sharon Roggenbuck's non-mistaken identity as a genuine triathlete.

Sharon started running when she was 40; an activity which came easy to her. Her only pre-athletic activity was equestrian.

She won her age group in her first race, a 10K. She was hooked and became a marathon veteran and responded to the triathlon variation when they were becoming popular in the early ’80’s. For her  first couple of triathlons, she used one of her kid’s bikes and swam with a side stroke. Soon, she got her own bike and learned how to swim.

She has completed two Ironman distance triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run).

You can see her signature cartwheel; hopefully again, on her way to the winners podium this year at the Lake Logan International Triathlon / Multi-Sport Festival and  the USA Triathlon Olympic Distance National Championships.

Go Sharon!

 

 

One Response to “Sharon Roggenbuck …throwing cartwheels and winning triathlons at 74”

  1. Houck Medford says:

    Sharon went on to win the USA Triathlon National competition in her age group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 10, 2013.

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