The Official Website of Ultra Athlete Shanna Armstrong

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OBJECTIVE:   To secure major athletic company sponsorship for RAAM and major triathlons to aid in impacting the youth of Lubbock community through fundraising for LUBBOCK BOYS & GIRLS CLUB.

EXPERIENCE
RAAM: Participated two consecutive years. First place female solo cyclist, 2006, completing race in 11 days, 22 hours. First place team, 2005, completing race in 8 days 17 hours, and 36 minutes. Participated in 2005 as a co-ed team member, in 3,043-mile ten–day race from San Diego to Atlantic City.�
TRIATHLONS:  Eight years’ progressive participation in multi-sport events with greatest victories 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2003 Ultraman World Champion, noteworthy results in 2001, 2002, and 2003 Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Drive and endurance helped set new course record in Ultraman swim event (cutting previous world record by seven minutes), bike course world record (2nd in course history), and second fastest Ultraman overall time ranking (27 hours, 31 minutes) in the 19-year history of the event. Propelling career toward this ultimate athletic goal was participation in 81 triathlons around the world, from sprint-ironman-ultra distance, with a phenomenal winning percentage of nearly 70% within age group. Another career highlight is being four-time age-group winner in 1999, 2000, 2003, and 2004 Southwest Challenge Series (twice crowned female champion of the year).

SELECTED VICTORIES:
2007
1st place woman in Ultraman World Championship, Kona, HI (6.2 mi. swim, 261.4 mi. bike 52.4 mi. run)
1st overall in co-ed division, Le Tour Ultime, Paris, France, 4000k non-stop cycling.
3rd woman in Fat Chucks Revenge Mountain Bike Race, (8:10:49)
1st overall in Sul Ross State University Triathlon, Alpine TX (1:12:23)
4th Sport Master Woman in The Warda Mountain Bike Race,
4th Woman, in 24 Hours of Vail Lake mountain bike race, Temecula, CA
1st overall female in Ransom Canyon Triathlon, Ransom Canyon, TX, (500yd/30k/ 5k)
1st in age group, 2nd overall in Buffman and Squeky Triathlon,  (1500 mi. swim,40 k bike,10 k run)
1ST overall female in Tri-Raider Sprint Triathlon, Lubbock, TX (500 mi. swim, 17.6 mi. bike, 3.1 m run) (1:21:48)
1st overall in Tall City Triathlon, Midland, TX (500 yd. swim, 22 k bike, 5 k run) (1:11:32)
1st overall in Boulder 100 running race, Boulder, CO (26:41:00)

2006
1st place woman, Ultraman World Champion, Kona, HI (6.2 mi. swim, 261.4 mi. bike, 52.4 mi. run)
1st  place in six-hour Texas Time Trials, Arlington, Texas, 2006
1st Overall Solo Female, Furnace 508, Death Valley, CA
3rd in 4-person co-ed division in Le Tour Ultime, Paris, France
2nd in Tech Recreation Triathlon, Lubbock, TX
1st Female, only woman to finish, 2006 RAAM (3043 mi. 10-day race), San Diego to Atlantic City
1st Overall, 1st in Age Group, Amarillo Town Club Sprint Triathlon, Amarillo, TX
1st Overall, 1st in Age Group, Ransom Canyon Triathlon, Ransom Canyon, TX
1st Overall, 1st in Age Group, Buffman and Squeaky Triathlon, Lubbock, TX
7th Overall, 4th in Age Group, Milkman Triathlon, (Rocky Mountain Regional Championship), Dexter, NM
1st Overall, 1st in Age Group, Roadrunner Triathlon,  WSMR, NM
15th Overall, 2nd in Pro Category, RYKA Iron Girl Triathlon, Dallas, TX
5th Overall, 1st in Age Group, Las Vegas Triathlon, Las Vegas, NM

2005
1st place woman, Ultraman World Champion,  Kona, HI, (6.2 mi. swim, 261 mi. bike, 52.4 mi. run)
     3rd best in overall time in history of event.
1st Overall Female, Amarillo Town Club Sprint Triathlon, Amarillo, TX (400 yd. swim, 10 mi. bike, 5k run)
1st Overall Female, Buff and Squeaky Triathlon, Lubbock, Texas (9 mi. swim, 25.2 mi. bike. 6.1 mi. run)
1st in Age Group, 3rd Overall, Milkman Triathlon (Rocky Mountain Regional Championship)�
     (5k swim, 20k bike, 5k run)
1st  Two-man Co-ed Team, RAAM (3043 mi. 10-day race), San Diego to Atlantic City
1st in Age Group, 2nd Overall, Las Vegas Triathlon, Las Vegas, NM, (Rocky Mountain Regional
     Championship) Olympic Distance
1st Overall Female, Roswell F1 Triathlon, Roswell, NM [800 yd. swim, 2X(8 mi. bike, 2.2k run)]
1st Overall Female, Ransom Canyon Triathlon, Ransom Canyon, TX (400 yd. swim, 18 mi. bike, 5k run)
1st Overall Female, Cotton Country Sprint Triathlon, Lubbock, TX  (5k run, 12 mi. bike, 300 yd. swim)
1st Overall Female, Tall City Triathlon,  Midland, TX  (500 yd. swim, 12 mi. bike, 5k run)
3rd Overall (32:30), 600K Brevet, Ft. Worth, TX
1st Overall Female, Amarillo Town Club Triathalon, Amarillo, TX (400 yd. swim, 12 mi. bike)
Texas Hellweek, Fredericksburg, TX
300K Brevet (Two, January and March), Cleburne, TX
Gator Hellweek (100+ mile, eight-day ride), Southern Florida

2004
1st in co-ed division, course record as Team Endorphins, Furnace Creek 508, Death Valley, CA
24th In Age Group of 75 participants, Ironman Canada, Penticton, B.C.
2nd In Age Group, 14th overall finish Ironman Japan, Fukue, Japan.
2003 Ultraman World Champion, Kona, HI, (6.2 mi. swim, 261 mi. bike, 52.4 mi. run)
     Set new course swim record; ranked 2nd best in overall time in history of event.
Ironman World Champion, Kona, HI (2.4 mi. swim, 112 mi. bike, 26.1 mi. run)
1st Overall Female, Texas Tech University Rec. Triathlon, Lubbock, TX (400m swim, 11 mi. bike; 2.3 mi. run)
1st Overall Female, 1st In Age Group, Amarillo Town Club Sprint Triathlon, Amarillo, TX (400 yd. swim, 10 mi. bike, 5k run)

PUBLIC RELATIONS: Network with all areas of Lubbock business community. Spokesperson for Boys and Girls Club.  Participating in various speaking engagements.

MASSAGE THERAPIST: Solely financed approximately 90% of athletic career through providing massage therapy 8-12 hours a day to patients from in and around the South Plains Texas area. Work from office location close to medical centers in Lubbock, Texas. Techniques include sports massage, active release treatments for both upper and lower extremities, and myofacial release. Maintain supplies and massage rooms, schedule appointments, and perform accounting function. Attend several seminars each year to maintain up-to-date techniques and knowledge.

TRAINER:  Support several individuals in their triathlon endeavors, including training, massage, and physical / emotional support during races. See Triathlon Personal Trainer certifications below.

EDUCATION
1993 Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi (basic coursework)
      Received scholarship for swimming excellence from Delta State University.

CERTIFICATIONS
2004 Certification in Active Release Technique (ART), Upper Extremities, P. Michael Leahy, D.C., CCSP.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
2003 Certification in Active Release Technique, Lower Extremities, P. Michael Leahy, D.C., CCSP.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
2002 Certified Triathlon Coach, Troy Jacobson, Baltimore, Maryland
2002 Certified Personal Trainer, Cooper Institute, Dallas, Texas
1999 Certified Sports Massage Therapist, Austin School of Massage Therapy, Austin, Texas
1999  Certification in Myofacial Release Technique, Core Institute, Tallahassee, Florida
1999  Licensed Esthetician (facial specialist), Texas Cosmetology Commission
1998 Registered Massage Therapist, Texas Department of Health

AFFILIATIONS
2004 Spokesperson, Boys & Girls Club, Lubbock, Texas
Past Member, Lubbock Swim Club, Lubbock, Texas
     District Champion for 500 yd. and 200 yd. freestyle events (1993)

PUBLICATIONS
Featured in Outside Magazine as one of their top 100 favorites, Upcoming.
Featured in Marie Clair Magazine, December 2006.
Featured in Runner/Triathlete News, “Heart and Soul,” September 2006, pg. 22.
Pictured in Quarterly Ultracycling Magazine, 3rd Quarter, 2006.
Featured in Velo News, “RAAM Favorites,” by George Thomas, May 2005.
Featured writer of monthly articles on www.beginnertriathlete.com.
Featured in “2003 Ultraman World Championships,” Triathlete, No. 239, March 2004, pg. 111.
Featured in “Lubbock’s Iron Woman,” Lubbock Illustrated, June 2004, Pg. 22-23.
Featured in “Riebeiro, Armstrong Win Ultraman,” Triathlon, 2004, pg. 27.
Featured in “Front of the Pack,” Runner Triathlete News, December 2004, Pg. 8 & 10.

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES
Joel Landry, MD, GP, Lubbock, Texas, (806) 797-4422
Joseph “Nate” Wilson, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Lubbock, Texas, (806) 797-4985
Loren Bryant, PhD, Doctor of Psychology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, (806) 798-0448
J. David Nelson, Attorney, Past City Councilman, Lubbock, Texas, (806) 747-7037