Vernon’s Shanda Hill is out of the water, and onto the bike.
The ultra athlete is in 12th place out of 14 competitors (two dropped out) after the 38 kilometre swim at the Deca race in New Orleans.
Hill, the only Canadian in the race, has started the 1800 kilometre bike ride which her mom Arleigh says will take about 6 days, followed by a 421 km run.
“They’re not having great weather. She says it’s about 25 degrees Celsius, and there is thundershowers, so she doesn’t care for that. She doesn’t like getting wet so it’s not fun,” Arleigh Hill tells Beach Radio News.
Vernon ultra athlete Shanda Hill has started her latest challenge.
Hill is one of 16 competitors in the Classic Deca Race in New Orleans.
Hill started the 38 km swim this morning.
That will be followed by an 1,800 km bike ride, and a 421 km run.
Competitors have to complete the swim within 23 hours, and the entire race within 13 days.
Hill last competed in a Deca race in Switzerland in August, which took her 12 days.
She placed 9th out of 13 athletes.