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Age no obstacle for Vanlandingham

Former off-road triathlon champion still a contender at age 44

Updated: September 18, 2013, 1:03 PM ET
By Doug Williams | Special to ESPN.com

Shonny Vanlandingham is fast on her bike, but she knows she can't outrace time.

At age 44, she's had to make some concessions to remain one of the world's best off-road triathletes.

She trains smarter, not longer, and pays more attention to stretching, recovery and building strength. And she knows that even though she's incredibly fit, she's going to have some bad days with the good. It just happens.

But on any given day, she can beat all comers.

"I often use Toby Keith's ...

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