PRO ULTRA TRIATHLETE AND GUINNESS WORLD RECORD HOLDER
Hi! I'm Shangrila Rendon and I am a Filipino pro Ultra Triathlete and the Guinness World Record Holder (2015) as the Fastest Female to complete 5 Ironman in 5 consecutive days, (comprising of 12 mi swim, 560 mi bike, 131 mi run) and Ultraman World Championship Kona Qualifier (2018).
I was a non-runner, non-cyclist and non-swimmer at 24. I grew up in an engineer family, that valued knowledge and problem-solving. I did not have a bike, was afraid of water and did not know how to swim until the age of 29. I've been thru some dark times in my past - abuse, eating disorder, PTSD, severe depression and alcoholism.
10 years forward at 34, I became the first Filipino (female/male) to take on the Ultraman challenge (6.2 mi swim, 261.4 mi bike, 52.4 mi run), first female Filipino to complete Double Anvil (4.8 mi swim, 224 mi bike, 52.4 mi run) and first Filipino (male/female) to finish and make the world record as the fastest female in Quintuple ultra triathlon race (Ironman x 5 or 12 mi swim, 560 mi bike, 131 mi run).
I have also:
- Completed 8 Ironman races in 8 consecutive days in Switzerland (19.2 mi swim, 896 mi bike, 209.6 mi run, in 2016).
- Completed Uberman race (2016)
- Raced Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme in Russia 2017
- Qualified and participated in Ultraman World Championship in Kona (2018)
Besides being an athlete, I love coaching and helping people see and achieve their potential in endurance sports. My athletes’ goals become my goals. It is rewarding for me to witness my athletes improve and reach their utmost performance results in sports while still maintaining a balanced life, with no injuries and in good health.
I am also a consulting manager/engineer, triathlon, swim, bike & running coach, motivational speaker, food enthusiast, animal lover and entrepreneur.