Sharon Roggenbuck

Hometown
Peoria, IL & Ada, Mi
My Favorite…
…activity when I’m not doing triathlons is dancing.I love Line Dancing, Tap and Ballroom. I also enjoy water skiing and boating with my husband.

How I Got into Triathlons
I got into triathlons very early in the history of triathlons. I had been running competitively and doing marathons for a few years when I first heard about triathlons. My running friends and I thought we should give it a try. I did my first triathlon in 1981 and I have been doing them ever since. That first triathlon that I did was a half mile swim, about a 15 mile bike and a ten mile run! It was put on by a running club.

My Best Race…So Far!
My best tri so far was 4th at the Worlds Age Group Championship in Honolulu in 2005.

Best Tri Experience
My best tri experience was B2B full Ironman in 2009. It was my first, and everything about it went so well. I was thrilled to sprint across the finish line in 16 hours!

Craziest Race Moment
A National duathlon event. I pretty much did the last run all by myself. Very close to the end a woman came out of nowhere and passed me; same age group! I wasn’t going to let anyone beat me so close to the end. We both really turned it on. It was almost a photo finish. I beat her by one second! We both still laugh about it.

Goals
* 10 to 14 tris this season
* Complete the B2B Full Ironman again this year