Ironman World Champion 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, Chrissie Wellington is an iconic figure in the history of triathlon. She is the only triathlete, male or female, to have won the World Ironman Championship less than a year after turning professional, an achievement described by the British Triathlon Federation as "a remarkable feat, deemed to be a near impossible task for any athlete racing as a rookie at their first Ironman World Championships." She lives in Somerset, United Kingdom.
To the Finish Line: A World Champion Triathlete's Guide to Your Perfect Race
To the Finish Line is an entertaining and informative guide to training for triathlon. You can hear Chrissie's voice as she guides the reader with a human touch and humor. She adds her own personal journey for reference which will inform and inspire you to literally get to the finish line. I enjoyed this as a coach, as an athlete and as a lifelong fan of triathlon.
Being mentored by Chrissie Wellington would be a dream for any triathlete. In To The Finish Line Chrissie presents her distilled wisdom, hard-won over the course of her extraordinary career, to give all triathletes the chance to learn from the very best.
Chrissie writes with emotional honesty, and her warmth and sense of humour also shine through. She speaks frankly about her own experiences - both good and bad - from her career. Such stories will be a source of great inspiration to readers.
The book will also be an invaluable practical resource for triathletes. It contains a significant amount of easily-applicable advice on subjects ranging from training tips through to mental strength, transition techniques and nutrition.
A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey
**The Sunday Times Number 1 bestseller**
**Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award**
Chrissie has displayed unprecedented levels of stamina, strength and competitiveness in becoming Ironman World Champion in only her second event at Ironman level. Her victory in Kona, Hawaii in 2007 finishing five minutes ahead of her nearest rival was described as the 'biggest upset in Ironman history' and 'a remarkable feat, deemed to be near impossible task for any athlete racing as a rookie at their first Ironman World Championships'. She defended her World title in Hawaii in 2008 and again in 2009. However a bout of severe sickness on the eve of the 2010 event meant she was unable to make the start line to defend her title. She bounced back in 2011 to retain her title in her most fiercely competitive race to date, which adds another fantastic chaper to her extraordinary sporting career.
This is the remarkable story of how a Norfolk girl - a 'sporty kid, swimming, playing hockey, running, but never excelling and always more interested in the social side of the sports scene' - became a world champion.