Tag: Chrissie Wellington
For our third show in our 30 day Kona Countdown, here is an interview with the best endurance athlete on the planet, Chrissie Wellington, one week after she set the Ironman World Championship record last October.
Chrissie Wellington is at the very top of her sport, was just honored by the Queen of England, and in July will be showcased in ESPN Magazine’s Body Parts issue. Her exuberance for the sport of triathlon comes through loud and clear. What also comes through loud and clear? The three- time defending Ford Ironman World Champion is faster and fitter than ever.
Asker Jeukendrup (pronounced You-Can-Drop) is a 17 time Ironman finisher who works with two of the world’s greatest endurance athletes, Chrissie Wellington and Haile Gebrselassie. What is the best fuel on race day? How does someone going as fast as Haile actually get any type of nutrition into his body while running a sub 2:04 marathon? What makes the Ethiopians so amazing? Asker was a wealth of information and a great interview.
Yvonne Van Vlerken from theÂ NetherlandsÂ took second in Kona last year to Chrissie Wellington. She came on the show with Thomas Vonach to talk about her training up atÂ Lake TahoeÂ and her plans to one day to move up one spot and win the most important event in triathlon.
On October 10th, Chrissie Wellington will be trying to do something that only Dave Scott, Mark Allen, Paula Newby-Fraser and Natascha Badmann have done before: Win the Ford Ironman World Championship three times in a row.
Chrissie Wellington is the two time Ford Ironman World Champion. She came on to talk about moving to Boulder, Colorado, working with Simon Lessing and her goals for 2009. She also chatted about an awesome womanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s triathlon group called www.gotribalnow.com and the creator of the organization, Tanya Maslach, joined us as well.””
Chrissie Wellington is in a league all her own. Five consecutive Ironman wins in the past 14 months. Two Ford Ironman World Championship titles back to back. A win on Saturday October 11th despite losing 11 minutes or so trying to fix a flat tire. Add to that a new course record for the marathon and youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got a woman who is all but unbeatable
So when we showed up in Kona for the 2007 Ford Ironman World Championship in October, the talk centered around Michellie Jones defending her title or Natascha Badmann coming back and winning number seven. Chrissie Wellington shocked the world in one of the biggest upsets in history when she won the title after completing-and winning- her first ever Ironman just seven weeks earlier in Korea. So who is Chrissie Wellington, the first British athlete to win the Ford Ironman World Championship? Listen in and find out. She is an amazing athlete with a GREAT personality.