Shanda in the News!

Feb 1, 2018 - Ultra athlete shines

"All you have is today, what's stopping you?"

If you're from Vernon, chances are you know Shanda Hill.

She is one gutsy athlete, who is currently training for an ultramarathon, equivalent to 25 Iron Man races.

Hill recently released a video where she chips a logo into into a frozen lake, and jumps into the freezing water. Read more...


Jan. 5, 2018 -  Vernon ultra athlete, Shanda Hill awarded for excellence

Hill encourages other women to find their passion

Shanda Hill can’t be stopped.

The Vernon-based ultra athlete was recently honoured with an award from the International Ultra Triathalon Association for her “excellent season” at this years’ IUTA World Cup. Hill posted a video on her Facebook page Thursday evening, announcing the award and thanking the association and her supporters. Hill said she received her award and a congratulatory letter in the mail, which she read in the video. Read more...


Nov 9, 2017 - Vernon's Shanda Hill reaches ‘impossible’ heights

If someone had told me that a person could complete two “deca-triathlons” in one summer, and throw in a triple just for fun, I would have said they were delusional.

After all, that’s the equivalent of 23 Ironman Triathlons — at once. Vernon’s Shanda Hill did just that by finishing another Deca-Triathlon in Mexico recently. Not only did she finish, but was sixth overall and top woman. Read more...


Nov. 3, 2017 - Vernon super athlete, Shanda Hill breaks world record

Hill’s total mileage in the last 2.5 months includes 88km of swimming, 4140km of cycling and a 970 km of running.

Shanda Hill is a low-profile type of athletic phenomenon.

It’s true that she’s been interviewed by media outlets across North America, even before she set a world record for female athletes by taking on two of the world’s most gruelling deca races in one calendar year, and earned numerous awards and accolades throughout her brief athletic career — but somehow Hill, 35, remains humble and focused on her goals. Read more...


Oct 31, 2017 - Welcome home to Shanda Hill, ultra-athlete!

We at Rancho Vignola are very excited to be among those welcoming our long-time staff member and ultra-athlete Shanda Hill back to Vernon after a month’s absence in Switzerland!

Shanda has just finished the Swissultra Deca race in Buchs, Switzerland, which took place August 16 to 31.

Shanda was the first Canadian female to compete, finishing the race sixty-nine hours before the cut-off time and placing second female overall! Read more...


Oct 07, 2017 - B.C. triathlete conquers 678-km race with hours to spare

Shanda Hill from Vernon, B.C., was the first woman to finish race in Virginia

Ultra triathlon veteran Shanda Hill from Vernon, British Columbia, had already caught her breath just minutes after conquering a 678 kilometre race with hours to spare. Read more...


October 5, 2017 - Vernon, B.C., ultra athlete Shanda Hill tests her endurance in latest race

Ultra marathon veteran Shanda Hill from Vernon, British Columbia, is jumping right into her next test of endurance after completing a 2,260-kilometre race in Switzerland just over a month ago.

The 35-year-old athlete is in Virginia competing in the Triple Anvil, featuring a 12-kilometre swim, 540- kilometre bike ride and 126-kilometre run, all to be completed within 60 hours. Read more...


Sept/Oct 2017 - Feature: Shanda Hill, DECA IRON Warrior

In 2003, Shanda Hill, from Vernon, British Columbia, was only 21 years old when she was severely injured in a terrible bike accident. It took 10 years for Hill to get back into sports; when she did, however, she became fully committed, and completed one of the world’s most difficult races – the DECA IRON, a race where athletes are oftentimes defeated mentally more than physically. Hill completed the challenge in August 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down.


August 28, 2017 - Shanda Hill Hits The Finish Line

Vernon’s Shanda Hill has successfully completed the Deca Ultratriathlon in Switzerland.

The race features a 38 kilometre swim, 1800 kilometre bike ride and 422 kilometre run

Shanda tells Kiss FM it was amazing. Read more...


January 23, 2017 - Wrestling and rescuing alligators just one more challenge this Vernon woman couldn't resist

Shanda Hill never turns down a chance to try something new — even when it means potentially finding herself in the jaws of a wild animal.

After finishing her first Quintuple Anvil — a grueling swimming, biking and running race the equivalent of five Ironmans — in Virginia last fall, the Vernon resident met fellow athlete Paul Bedard.

“When I met him, I was saying ‘where are you from, what do you do,’ and he said he wrestles alligators. I said ‘you what?’” Read more...


October 24th, 2016 - Age-group profile: Shanda Hill’s ultra habit

Shanda Hill recently completed a remarkable feat — the Vernon, B.C.-native became the first woman to complete a quintuple triathlon (the equivalent of five full distance races combines) at the Virginia Quintuple Anvil, and won the women’s race. Luke Yates asks Hill about her unusual prep for the event, her involvement in triathlon and more. Read more...


October 17, 2016 - Okanagan athlete top female in grueling endurance race

The race is equal to doing five back-to-back Ironman triathlons and an Okanagan woman is the new female champion.

When Shanda Hill crossed the finish line Saturday in Virginia, the Vernon resident became the first Canadian female to compete in, and win, the USA Ultra Triathlon Quintuple Anvil. Read more...


September 30, 2016 - B.C. woman aiming to be first Canadian to take part in punishing triathlon

A B.C. woman is looking to become the first Canadian woman to ever compete in a punishing triathlon that is five times longer than the Ironman endurance race.

Shanda Hill, from Vernon, B.C., is training to take part in the Quintuple Anvil in Virginia, which includes a 19-kilometre swim, a 900-kilometre bike ride and a 210-kilometre run. In all, the five-day event covers a distance roughly the length of Alberta. Read more...