Sakalares Completes Ironman Journey
Posted: September 15, 2013 at 2 a.m.
Julie Sakalares told her friends there was no way she would ever compete in an ironman triathlon.
OCCUPATION: Preschool teacher at the Pre-Kingarten Center for Rogers Public Schools and Rogers Heritage High swim coach.
NOTABLE: Finshed 795th out of approximately 2,500 competitors at the Ironman Wisconsin Triathlon, her first ironman event with a time of 12 hours, 33 minutes, 8 seconds and 22nd in her age group (female age 40-44). Had the top time in her age group in the 2.4-mile swim portion of the event, was the No. 8 ranked female and 52nd overall with a time of 59:40. … Swam collegiately at Georgia. …. Coaches the Rogers Heritage swim team. … Has completed two half -ironmans, including a top 10 finish in her age group. … Has a daughter, Amanda, age 12 and son, Will, age nine.
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