Lana Rogers

24

YEARS OLD

QLD

ALEXANDRA HEADLAND SLSC

1st

2019/2020 SERIES

swim

STRENGTH

Stats

Name: Lana Rogers (LR)
Competitive club: Noosa Heads SLSC
Original Club: Cronulla SLSC
Best round of 2019/20: Coolangatta Gold Round 1
Best series finish: 1st Place
Aussie Title Results: 2018 Ironwoman - 1st, 2018 Taplin Relay - 1st

Bio

It was an Unstoppable performance that saw Lana Rogers become the 2019/20 IronWoman Champion. In last year’s Nutri-Grain Iron Series, Rogers achieved the incredible when she won three back-to-back rounds to start the Series, a feat that would guarantee her the crown before the final round. Calling Cronulla Beach in Sydney’s south home, Rogers moved to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland to pursue an IronWoman career. When she is not competing and training, Rogers is studying secondary teaching.


Lana, how old were you when youstarted surf lifesaving and why?

5 years old. My dad was a surf champion and Olympian himself so both my sister and I were straight in!

Who was your hero growing up in and out of surf lifesaving?

Didn’t really have one growing up but when I started to become really interested in the series it has always been Liz P. She always had something extra over the other girls when racing so that was always exciting to watch.

What is the best piece of advice that you have ever been given?

Every failure is another step towards success.

Your advice for aspiring Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain athletes?

Keep ticking over and don’t give up. Be sure to go that extra mile each time you train.

What do you think about during a race?

Usually, I’m singing a song in my head, haha.

Lana, what has been a high and low in your IronWoman journey?

High: 3 rounds back to back – didn’t ever expect that

Low: Coming out of a “hole” after a few bad rounds during the series. Having to climb out of that mentally and figuring out when it all isn’t flowing together, is pretty tough.

Do you have any race day superstitions?

Cracking my knuckles on the start line.

How do you relax away from competition?

You’ll always find me at the beach!