Soldier Competed At Triathlon Grand Final

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  • Published Nov 8, 2012
Second Lt. Roxanne Wegman has met and overcome many challenges to achieve her goals as a triathlete. Representing the U.S. and the Army at the International Triathlon Union Grand Final, held Oct. 20-22 in Auckland, New Zealand, tops her list of achievements, so far.“It’s an extremely great honor. I never thought I would be representing the United States in any sport,” Wegman said.

Wegman, 25, is currently a student in the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School’s Basic Officer Leader Course, and is attached to Company A, 84th Chemical Battalion. She was one of seven female Americans that made up Team USA in the 25-29 age division.

According to, Wegman was the third member of Team USA to cross the finish line, taking 46th overall in a field of nearly 80 qualifiers in her age bracket. She finished the 1-mile swim, 25-mile bike ride and 6.2 mile run in two hours, 38 minutes, 2 seconds.

“There were 175 countries represented,” she said. “The help and support I received just made it a great event, and it was an amazing experience meeting athletes from all over the world.”

Wegman qualified for the race in August 2011, when she finished in the top 18 out of thousands of participants at the ITU National Championships in Burlington, Vermont. To get ready for the Auckland race, she trained every chance she could.

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