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.