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November 2014 - Sharon Koontz

Name: Sharon Koontz
Category: Tri – 100
What is your occupation?
"Multisport coach and exercise physiologist."
Tell us a little bit about your family:
"I have a husband, who is also in the Century Club. I have two children,  five wonderful grandchildren and two dogs."
When did you begin you multisport career and what made you decide to start racing multisport events?
"I started in 1984. I had knee surgery and thought swimming and cycling would help. After the first race, I was hooked on the sport."
What have you learned from your participation in multisport events?
"You can always improve. It's always fun and rewarding."
Has your participation in multisport events helped you overcome any challenges?  If so, what?
"Well, fear of the water... sometimes. The challenge of aging."
What is something you can't race without?
"My bike."
Do you have a bucket list race? If so, what race?
"My bucket list, which I accomplished, included Kona, St. Croix and Wildflower. Now I want to do St. Croix again and Vineman 70.3 and Furnace Creek 308 and maybe Furnace Creek 508."
What is one of your favorite race memories/experiences?
"Kona in 1991: My first Ironman."
What is a goal you would like to accomplish one day?
"To keep competing as long as I can."