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Tag Archives: Chrissie Wellington
Plus all the weekend action
British racer Jacqui Slack captured the XTERRA Saipain Championships on Saturday and was joined on the podium in Northern Marianas by her boyfriend and fellow champion Ben Allen. This result built on Slack’s 4th place in the Philippines last week as she continues her rich form through the XTERRA series in 2013.
Elsewhere there was notable action domestically at the Cambridge Half Marathon, the Dambuster Duathlon and a certain 4-time world champ competing at the Engadin Ski Marathon. Results are here!
Part 2 of our interview with Chrissie Wellington
Today we speak to Chrissie about her opinion on performance enhancing drugs, whether she believes there is a culture of doping within the sport and if she ever saw anyone taking any illegal performance enhancing drugs during her career. She spoke honestly and passionately and left me with the extremely positive message that we need to ‘believe in the existence of champions’.
I also spoke to Chrissie about whether we might see her racing in the UK…. find out which race she didn’t say no to!
Chrissie on retirement, fast-times, highlights and her top British tips!
Chrissie is the 4-time world champion, undefeated Ironman racer, world-record holder and absolute legend of the sport. In my opinion, the best ever to compete over the long distance.
At the recent Triathlon Show, I had the honour and opportunity to catch up with the super-smiley champion and talked to her about all things racing and the future. Here is the first part of two interviews where Chrissie talks about the events she has coming up, the fast-times in her career, some of the highlights and her picks for the best of British! Enjoy…
Chrissie Wellington, the world’s No 1 female Ironman triathlete and four time World Champion will be at The Triathlon Show 2013 on 1st to 3rd March.
Visitors to the show will be able to meet Chrissie at the Brooks stand, H6 on Saturday at 14:45 and Sunday at 12:30. In addition, to being able to ask her questions of what it takes to reach the top of the sport and hints and tips, you can buy a get a signed copy of her hugely successful book, ‘A life without limits’ from the Brooks stand. Part memoir, travel diary, and training guide, this book is Chrissie’s first-hand account of her unlikely rise to the top. In addition to her personal story, Chrissie shares training tips, stories and lessons from around the globe, and what it takes to be a champion in competitive sport. It’s a must-read for all with an interest in the sport.
The Tri220 Triathlon Show awards have announced the finalists ahead of the ceremony on Saturday 2nd March and I am pleased to report that Beyond Going Long has made the final 3 in the hotly contested ‘Best Triathlon Website’ category. Beyond Going Long is up against Tri220 and Tri247 (who have won each year so far) after readers voted in their thousands.
There were several other long distance multi-sporters nominated in several categories – find out who has made the finals here.
Well, sort off… Ironman legend, Chrissie Wellington, will be racing the Engadin Ski-Marathon on the 10th March. Whilst Chrissie is always a great competitor and usually a contender at endurance races – she has admitted via Twitter that she is ‘totally inept’ at cross-country skiing!
We shall see…
Best of luck to Chrissie as she takes on this next endurance challenge and we shall see how inept she really is. I bet she said that about open water swimming at the start of her tri-career!
We all love Twitter, don’t we? Well, it seems like the majority of triathletes do and I happen to follow the very best of them. Everyday I spot funny, insightful, motivating and sometimes irrelevant tweets in my feed – many end up populating the stories you read on this tri-site.
Here’s the first in a new weekly feature of my favourite triathlon tweets of the week.
A look back at the iron-distance wins of Chrissie Wellington’s career
The inspirational Chrissie Wellington called time on her fantastic career this weekend, and finished with 13 wins out of 13 attempts, four Ironman World Championships and the world record iron-distance time to boot. Quite frankly, she is one of the ultimate endurance athletes this country has ever produced and may hold that record for as long as we follow the sport.
Here’s a fond look back at the days in her career that helped define her – those 13 iron-distance wins (and because we are completests one that doesn’t get mentioned very often – her ITU long distance gold) – because let’s face it, she is the ultimate winner in our sport.