Tag: Chrissie Wellington
What has four-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington been up to since she retired from triathlon after her come from behind win at the 2011 Ironman World Championship? Chrissie and I chatted about her possible political aspirations, how she helped lobby to get female cyclists their own race at the Tour de France, her amazing four year career, the events she will be doing this summer including the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race and, of course, that classic 2011 victory that helped to cement her unbelievable legacy in the sport of triathlon.
Six-time Ironman Champion Dave Scott walks us through the aftermath of Chrissie Wellington’s horrific bike crash leading into the 2011 Ironman World Championship. His feeling was that, without the crash, Chrissie was ready to destroy the course record in Kona. How fast could she have gone? Try between 8:26-8:31!
In my mind, you define a champion by how they handle adversity. On Saturday October 8, 2011, Chrissie Wellington overcame anything and everything that stood in her way to win her fourth-and most impressive-Ford Ironman World Championship title. A week after race day she came on to go through the bike crash, her recovery, her race day challenges and what just might be the greatest win of her amazing career.
She is, in our humble opinion, the greatest female endurance athlete on the planet right now. Chrissie Wellington, the three time Ironman World Champion, will be heading back to Kona for an October 8th showdown with Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae, the 2010 Ironman World Champion. In this candid conversation Chrissie talks about the disappointment she dealt with after illness forced her to pull out of the race last October, her 8:18:13 Ironman Distance World Record this summer in Roth, Germany that included an eye popping 2:44 marathon and how she is looking forward to going after her fourth title in Kona.
She is one of the very best endurance athletes in the world and is getting ready for Ironman South Africa. Chrissie Wellington took an hour out of her day to chat about everything from drug testing, her disappointment over not being able to race Kona last October, and her unbelievable 8:19- and 2:48 marathon- in Roth, Germany in the summer of 2010.
We’ve been counting down to Kona by featuring classic Ironman shows from our archives. We’re down to the final four days and have lined up four great shows for the final few days before Kona.
Today we have a classic interview with Chrissie Wellington after she surprised the world with her first win in Kona back in 2007.
Chrissie Wellington is simply the best female endurance athlete in the world right now. She came on with us to chat about her upcoming shot at becoming the third Ironman World Champion in history to win four titles in a row, joining Mark Allen and Paula Newby-Fraser.