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Interview with Chrissie Wellington, Sanlam Bristol + Bath Marathon Ambassador

by Editor
Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Chrissie Wellington talks about life after retirement, including marriage, home buying and a baby on the way

Four-time Ironman Triathlon World Champion Chrissie Wellington (www.chrissiewellington.org), is a British sporting legend. Unbeaten in 13 iron-distance triathlons during her career, Chrissie retired after winning the 2011 Ironman World Championships in Kona. Of that final win, achieved despite crippling injuries incurred during a bike crash weeks before the event, she said:

As an athlete I sought ‘the perfect race’. That race within myself where I dug to the depths mentally and physically, and that hard-fought race with my competitors. The World Ironman Championships in 2011 was the icing on the cake for me as an athlete. It was my ‘perfect race’ and it ‘completed’ me.

Her performances have gained mainstream recognition too. She was named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year in 2009, and in 2014 was named by The Guardian as one of the 50 most influential women in British sport.

Now resident in Bristol with husband Tom - and with her first child due in December 2015 - Chrissie is the event Ambassador for the new Bristol + Bath Marathon (www.bristolbathmarathon.com), and exciting new fully-closed road city to city marathon. John Levison travelled to Bristol recently to meet up with Chrissie and find out what she's up to these days, her role with the new event and find out what her own sporting goals are these days,

The inaugural Sanlam Bristol + Bath Marathon takes place on Sunday 25th October 2015. #RUNBB
For more information on the event, visit www.bristolbathmarathon.com


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