Professional endurance athlete, best-selling author, triathlon coach and former engineer sets a new standard for female endurance cyclists.
As of June 25th, 2020 per the official vEveresting register Hall of Fame Records on https://everesting.cc/hall-of-fame/, Shangrila Rendon has become the first and only female who has climbed double the height of Mt Everest - 59,058' virtual ascent on a bike.
The stats for the accomplishment are as follows:
Start Date/Time: June 20th @ 10:42 am PST
Finish Date/Time: June 21st @ 6:56 pm PST
17 Alpe Ascents
Elapsed Time: 32:09
Moving Time: 27:31
Best Time Climb: 1:09
Slowest Time Climb: 1:42 (w/ bathroom break)
Average Time: 1:23
Average Watts per Kg: 2.41
Shangrila said these are her why’s:
In memory of her Aunt Fidela who passed away 3 days prior to the ride due to COVID-19.
To inspire everyone that "Dreams do come true."
To give hope that we can all transform our lives to something amazing and that life is (or can be) beautiful.
The extraordinary thing about her achievement was that only 3 weeks before Shangrila Rendon completed her first vEveresting (virtual cycling w/ 29,029' total ascent) on May 29th. Doubling this to 59,058' total ascent in 3 weeks was not an ordinary feat.
However, she has been also training for 30 Ironman in 30 Consecutive Days (72 miles swim, 3360 miles bike, 786 miles run) race. Even during the COVID 19 lockdown.
On top of this, she is very proud that 3 of her Feisty Fox athletes Sakthi, Erik and Cruz also recently completed their first vEveresting finishes.
About Shangrila Rendon:
Shangrila Rendon is a Pro Ultra Triathlete and the Guinness World Record Holder (2015) as the Fastest Female to complete 5 Ironman in 5 consecutive days, (consisting of 12 mi swim, 560 mi bike, 131 mi run).
From walking for an hour every day to and from her first job in the U.S. at age 17, and spending 15 minutes on a treadmill before work at 19 years old, having no athletic background whatsoever, Shangrila Rendon transformed herself into a world class athlete. She did not have a bike, was afraid of water and did not know how to swim until the age of 29.
Her journey may have started slow as she was juggling being a medical device engineer full-time and completing a Master's degree at the same time. However, she was fuelled by guts and driven by pure determination to leave behind her horrible past.
She has been thru some dark times - abuse, eating disorder, PTSD, severe depression and alcoholism.
Coach Shangrila has been featured in Triathlete Magazine, The New York Times, Outside Magazine, Endurance Sports & Fitness Magazine, RT News and GMA 7's news.
Besides being an athlete, she is also an endurance and triathlon coach, who loves helping people see and achieve their true potential in sports.
"My athletes' goals become my goals. It is rewarding for me to witness my athletes improve and reach their dream goals in sports while still maintaining a balanced life, with no injuries and in good health."
Hall of Fame:
Filter -> "VR" + Elevation "High to Low" + Gender 'F' + "TOP 10"