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Chrissie Wellington influence recognised by The Guardian
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Friday 7th March 2014


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Chrissie Wellington voted as one of The 50 most influential women in British sport

October 2011 may have been the last time we saw Chrissie Wellington race an Ironman, when she won her fourth and final Kona Championship, but her influence within sport - and not just triathlon - continues.

That was a race she decribed thus: "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".

In January 2012 Chrissie confirmed that she would be "taking a break from competing in Ironman during 2012 to explore other opportunities", and on Monday 3rd December 2012 she confirmed her retirement from professional Ironman racing.

We recognised Chrissie perfect Ironman career record in this 13 steps to greatness piece, looking back through her 13 iron-distance victories.

Ahead on International Women's Day tomorrow, today the Guardian have published a list of The 50 most influential women in British sport (HERE), with Chrissie being voted in at number 36 by the nine person panel - with two of that panel voting her in their personal top ten.

From the Guardian website:

Chrissie Wellington ©theguardian.com


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