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    DescriptionChrissie Wellington is the world's Number 1 female Ironman triathlete, a four times World Champion, having recently won the her fourth title in October 2011 and the World Record holder. In 2009 she was voted '"Sunday Times" Sportswoman of the Year' and in 2010 was awarded the MBE. She is the undefeated champion of Triathlon, having won thirteen Ironman titles from thirteen races. She set a new World Record of 8 hours19:13 at Quelle Roth Germany in 2010, which slashed over 14 minutes from the previous record and where she was only beaten by six men. She went on to improve this time by another minute in the 2011 race. She also set a new world record for the fastest ever Ironman sanctioned event at Ironman South Africa in April 2011. 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 chapter 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.


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    Title
    A Life Without Limits
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chrissie Wellington
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780336718
    ISBN 10: 1780336713
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGS, BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    Libri: ENGM5780
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14460
    BISAC V2.8: SPO048000
    BIC subject category V2: WSKQ
    Libri: TRIA8000
    DC23: 796.4257092
    Thema V1.0: DNBS1, SHBM
    Edition statement
    Open market ed.
    Illustrations note
    16 pages
    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Constable
    Publication date
    23 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Chrissie Wellington is the world-record holder for ironman-distance triathlon. She is a four-time Ironman Triathlon World Champion, having won the World Championship consecutively in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and regaining it in 2011. She remains undefeated over the Ironman distance. See more on her website: www.chrissiewellington.org