Jimmy talks with 4x Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington. Chrissie is now the Global Head of Health and Wellness for Parkrun, an initiative out of the UK that organizes thousands of free 5K runs on a weekly basis around the world. They talked about the initiative and why it’s so successful and how you can participate and run or set up your own event. Parkrun is a perfect compliment to the global vision of physical / physiotherapy of getting the public to move more on a regular basis.
They also give a look ahead to her new book, “To The Finish line – A world champion triathlete’s guide to your perfect race” which comes out on 10/3/17.
Since bursting on the triathlon scene with her win at Ironman Korea in 2007, Chrissie Wellington has established herself as the Queen of the ironman distance. She is reigning, and four-time, Ironman World Champion and is undefeated at the ironman distance.
She holds the five fastest times ever recorded by a woman over the ironman distance and holds the world record (8: 18:13) set at Challenge Roth in 2011. She also broke the 17 year course record for the World Championship course in Kona in 2009.
Chrissie Wellington is a true champion on and off the race course. She measures success by the positive impact of her athletic career on larger causes, including her work with charitable causes. She is taking 2012 off from racing to promote the sport more widely, work with her chosen charities and promote her new book, “A Life Without Limits.”
Ironman World Champion 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, CHRISSIE WELLINGTON is an iconic figure in the history of triathlon. She is the only triathlete, male or female, to have won the World Ironman Championship less than a year after turning professional, an achievement described by the British Triathlon Federation as “a remarkable feat, deemed to be a near impossible task for any athlete racing as a rookie at their first Ironman World Championships.” She lives in Bristol, United Kingdom.
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