Burnham family reach world's top 25 at triathlon championships
Burnham-On-Sea family dubbed 'Britain's Fastest family' by
the national media is
celebrating this week after four members competed for Great Britain
at the World Triathlon Championships at the same time.
Rogers are putting the Brownlee brothers in the shade as Martin,
50 and his daughters Charlotte, 22, and Tabby, 21, and son Oscar,
17, headed for the contest in Rotterdam this week.
competed with top athletes from around the world, swimming 750 metres,
running 5km and cycling 20km - and came away after a highly successful
"Our congratulations go to the Rogers family for four fantastic
performances at the World Triathlon Championships this week - all
breaking into the top 25 in the world for their respective divisions,"
Cox Conklin from Burnham Swim and Sports Academy, where Martin works.
"With over 3,500 athletes from around the globe racing, this
was an incredible achievement."
"Martin had a fantastic run (7th) to put him in 24th place;
Charlotte was 19th; Tabitha was 14th and Oscar got an outstanding
6th place in the world."
"Mum Alison was on hand to help with the logistics of getting
the family to the start line - with four bikes packed and transported
by plane, unpacked and re-built, this really was a truly remarkable
accomplishment. Congratulations 'Team Rogers', this was absolutely
who works at Burnham's Swim and Sports Academy, has competed for
Team GB seven times and last year won the British Championships.
three youngsters have been training for triathlons since they were
young and have worked as lifeguards at the pool while pursuing sporting
are all very talented, I'm so proud of them. We are all very competitive,
we will be competing with the best in the world, but it actually
brings us together," Martin told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
added that he has spoken with the organisation overseeing the sport
to find out if a family has competed in this way before. "They
said that having four members of the same family is quite unique
and it could be the first time."
girls were in the same race and their father and brother were in
different ones due to their age brackets.
added: "I have been doing triathlons for 25 years and this
was my seventh time competing for GB."
kids have all followed in my footsteps. They are sport mad. We try
and train together when we can. My wife, Alison, is the only one
who doesn't compete, but she's in our support crew and is training
to be a sports masseuse."