Shonny Vanlandingham – XTERRA World Champion

shonny_world_champConrad Stoltz and Shonny Vanlandingham swept the 2010 Xterra Offroad Triathlon World Championships in Maui, Hawaii on Sunday. Shonny, 41, transitioned four years ago from cross country mountain bike racing where she earned three NORBA national series championships to the Xterra format of Triathlon. Without any competitive swimming background, one could argue that winning an Xterra world title would be impossible. Shonny blew that theory away with a blistering bike and run split dominating three-time reigning champion, Julie Dibens. Avia’s Ed Goldman went on to joke that “this weekend, it must be the shoes.”

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