Shangrila Rendon, a woman who went from abuse, PTSD & addiction to Guinness World record holder (2015), is cycling across America on behalf of abused women and children

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Shangrila started out in Borrego Springs, California on July 7, 2020 and will be cycling across 8 states to finish in Savannah Georgia on July 24, 2020. It is planned to take 18 days.

Los Angeles, CA (PRUnderground) July 14th, 2020

Shangrila Rendon represents and stands up for the abused women and children everywhere, bringing awareness to their cause, creating inspiration and motivation in those who are too afraid to speak.

Shangrila Rendon has been thru some dark times in her life – abuse as a child, eating disorder, PTSD, severe depression, alcoholism and suicidal ideation. She is a survivor that was able to turn her life around through sports and become a Guinness World Record Holder (2015) as the fastest female to complete five Ironman distance races in five consecutive days. She is also a professional endurance athlete, a best-selling author and a triathlon/endurance coach.

Shangrila says: “I want to give hope to other survivors with a similar past that we can all transform our lives to something amazing and that life is (or can be) beautiful. I want to show that dreams do come true even if you don’t believe it at times of unbearable struggle.

So far on her adventure across America, Shangrila has cycled through the desert roads of California and Arizona in over 100 degrees heat, made it over the mountains of Colorado and is currently moving through Texas. She is cycling together with two other people – Transcontinental Record Holder Seana Hogan and John Kasbohm. Accompanying them is Seana’s trusted RAAM (Race Across America) crew leader Stephen Peters in a support van.

Here is the planned route of the states and cities they will be cycling through next:

July 15th – Texas.

Hamby, Albany, Brekenridge, South Bend, Graham, Bryson, Jacksboro, Bowie.

July 16th – Texas.

Bowie, Montague, St Jo, Muenster, Collinsville, Dorchester, Howe, Bonham, Dodd City, Windom, Paris.

July 17th Texas to Arkansas.

Paris, Reno, Detroit (Texas), Bagwell, Clarksville, Avery, De Kalb, Wallace, Saratega, Columbus, Hope.

July 18 – Arkansas.

Hope, Rosston, Norphlet, Lawson, Urbana, Strong, Crossett.

July 19 Arkansas to Mississippi.

North Crossett, Hamburg, Snyder, Thebes, Ashton, Fairview, Hollandale, Mileston, Westfield, Howard, Lexington, West Hill, Durant, McAdams, Kosciusko.

July 20 – Mississippi to Alabama.

French Camp, Van Vleet, Okolona, Armory, Detroit (Alabama), Hamilton.

July 21 – Alabama.

South Halelyville, Haleyville, Ashridge, Houston (Alabama), Dodge city, Hanceville, Riverside, Tumlin Gap, Ivalee.

July 22 Alabama to Georgia.

Prices, Piedmont, Borden Springs, Hiram, Powder Springs.

July 23 – Georgia.

Stonecrest, West Forest, Oak Hill, Monticello, Milledgeville, Hardwick, Toomsboro, Dublin, East Dublin, Rockledge, Soperton, Tarrytown.

July 24 – Georgia.

Lyons, Collins, Manassas, Bellville, Hagan, Claxton, Daisy, Pembroke, Lanier, Black Creek, Eden, Bloomingdale,  Savannah.

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.

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