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Vernon's Shanda Hill preparing for 'gruelling' next race

The Ultra athlete will be competing at the Ultra Tri World Championships
Vernon’s Shanda Hill became the first human in history to complete three Double Deca Ultra Triathlons in 2023. (Facebook photo)

Shanda Hill, the dynamite ultra athlete who has broken numerous ultra race records, has a new challenge in site. 

The Vernon native will be competing at the Bretzal Ultra Tri World Championships in Colmar, France. Beginning on Sunday, June 23, Hill will test her mettle against 35 other athletes as she attempts to finish five Iron-distance triathlons consecutively. 

The race, which must be completed in a week, comprises of a 19 kilometre swim, 900 km bike ride and 211 kilometre run. 

Hill's participation at the France competition follows an extraordinary year of remarkable achievements.

She is now one of only three individuals worldwide who have completed two Double Deca races. With the successful completion of her last Double Deca in Mexico, Hill has become the only person on Earth to finish three Double Deca Ultra Triathlons.

Over the past seven years, Hill has completed the equivalent of 100 long-distance triathlon race, and holds the female world record for most long-distance triathlons completed in a calender year. Her accomplishments has earned her a spot in the International Ultra Triathlon Association Hall of Fame.

To keep up-to-date with Hill's exploits, visit her Facebook page.

Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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