Sonya Looney


On the sunny side of life

Sonya Looney is someone who knows a thing or two about stamina and what it takes to perform. Since 2008 she has podiumed at every single endurance competition that she entered – Every One. Based in Colorado she will take what is thrown at her. 3 feet of snow – no problem, 4000m / 12,000’ elevation – no problem. Sonya just gets out there.

Sonya is the sunshine in the team – literally. A former solar design engineer, she has now moved across to playing with bikes for a living. Of course, not everything from her old job has been left behind. Her nickname is ‘Sunny’.


My story

Country of birth
USA
Date of Birth
22.08.1983
Vocational training
Solar Design Engineer
Place of residence
Boulder, Colorado
Homepage
http://www.sonyalooney.com
eMail
looneysonya@gmail.com
Height
5'7"
Weight
130lbs
What I love
singletrack on14,000 ft mountains, making people laugh, the sunshine, pine and aspen trees, chocolate, being goofy
Sportive aim
tight, fast singletrack; technical climbing, high altitude, desert riding
Statement to the team
"Champions are made from something deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision" -Muhammad Ali
What I don't love
mean people, light beer, goat cheese
Name
Sonya Looney
Nick Name
Loonstar, Smiley
Hobbys
trail running, hiking, tennis, playing guitar, beer, coffee

Career highlights:

2nd Place 2014 Titan Desert Stage Race
2nd Place 2014 Trans Andes Stage Race
2nd Place 2014 True Grit 100 NUE
1st Place 2013 MTB Ayiti Stage Race
1st Place 2013 Yak Attack Stage Race
1st Place 2013 Bailey Hundo
1st Place 2013 Breck 100
1st Place 2013 Front Range 60
1st Place 2013 Pisgah 55.5k
2nd Place 2013 Mongolia Bike Challenge Stage Race
4th Place 2013 Trans Rockies
4th Place 2012 BC Bike Race
1st Place 2012 Yak Attack - Women's Race
1st Place 2012 Santa Cruz MB Festival STXC
2nd Place 2012 Ridgeline Rampage Marathon (Pro Women Marathon)
1st Place 2011 Breck Epic Stage Race
1st Place 2011 Bailey Hundo
1st Place Durango Dirty Century 2011
1st Place Julian Death Marth (90 miles) 2011
2nd Place Syllamo's Revenge(80miles) 2011
2nd Place Front Range 60 2011
Podium finishes at all endurance races
1st place Bailey 100
1st Place 24h Team Champion US

Palmares:

2014
2nd Place 2014 Titan Desert Stage Race
2nd Place 2014 Trans Andes Stage Race
2nd Place 2014 True Grit 100 NUE
15th Place 2014 Sea Otter Classic XC
2013
1st Place 2013 MTB Ayiti Stage Race
1st Place 2013 Yak Attack Stage Race
1st Place 2013 Bailey Hundo
1st Place 2013 Breck 100
1st Place 2013 Front Range 60
1st Place 2013 Pisgah 55.5k
2nd Place 2013 Mongolia Bike Challenge Stage Race
4th Place 2013 Trans Rockies
6th Place 2013 Transylvania Epic Stage Race
17th Place 2013 Whiskey 50
2012
1st Place 2012 Yak Attack - Women's Race
1st Place 2012 Santa Cruz MB Festival STXC
2nd Place 2012 Ridgeline Rampage Marathon (Pro Women Marathon)
2011
1st Place 2011 Breck Epic Stage Race
1st Place 2011 Bailey Hundo
1st Place Durango Dirty Century 2011
1st Place Julian Death Marth (90 miles) 2011
2nd Place Syllamo's Revenge(80miles) 2011
2nd Place Front Range 60 2011
3rd Place Park City Point to Point 75 mi 2011
2010
Podium finishes at all endurance races
2010 USA Marathon Worlds Team member
2nd place Ouachita Challenge
3rd place Whiskey 50 Off-Road
3rd place Front Range 50
2nd place Gunnison Growler
1st place Bailey 100
8th place USA Marathon National Championships
2nd place Cascade Cream Puff 100
2007
5th Place overall standings Mountain States Cup
2006
1st Place 24h Team Champion US