Shannon reps CI at Ironman

Monday March 05, 2018 Written by Published in Other Sports
Shannon Whitta in action at Ironman New Zealand last weekend. 18030406. Shannon Whitta in action at Ironman New Zealand last weekend. 18030406.

Cook  Islander Shannon Whitta, daughter of Steve Whitta, completed the tough and gruelling Ironman New Zealand race in Taupo last weekend.

 

The race is the longest distance triathlon, with a 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42km run.

Shannon, residing in Auckland, regularly visits the Cook Islands and competes each year in the Air New Zealand Rarotonga Triathlon.

The New Zealand Ironman was a fantastic race for Shannon, with her completing the triathlon in a very respectable time of 11 hours and 39 minutes, coming in 12th in her age group out of 56, 63rd female of 282 females, and 329th overall from a field of 1075 competitors.

Shannon represented the Cook Islands at the ITU World Triathlon Champs on the Gold Coast in Australia in 2012, and has also represented the country at the Iron Maori for a few years running.

Triathlon runs in the family, with her dad Steve having competed in triathlons here and overseas, and being an active committee member in recent years of the Cook Islands Triathlon Association.

The association is very proud of Shannon’s achievements and wishes her well in future. They are excited to host her here in May for the Air NZ Rarotonga Triathlon once again.

            - Cook Islands Triathlon

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