what a life! And it's not all about her athletic performance. I enjoyed the description of Chrissie's humanitarian and travel experiences just as much. Nepal, NZ, Andes.... sport as it's meant to happen - outdoors :)
Chrissie Wellington. What a force!! This book was recommended to me by a friend, as I've just begun my transition from being "just a runner" into the triathlon world. Well, it was so much more than a triathlon book. Her story is will capture you from the beginning. When she talks about the fears, the dedication, the emotions and that feeling when you see the finish line - when you're "coming home", I felt very bit of it as she wrote it. I've felt it in my life, even though I'm the amateur runner with a day job she talks about. I love how she talks about not working toward perfection, but constantly working toward self improvement. This book and Chrissie's story, her pursuit of improvement and a well-rounded life, is worth your time. She will inspire you.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Chrissie's story. How wonderful that she was able to crush her eating disorder and move on to inspire so many in such an uplifting way with her true grit and mental strength as a world champion athlete!
Chrissie Wellington is a giant in triathlon. To hear her behind the scene story of her rise to the top against all odds is an amazing and inspirational story of grit, determination and love. Highly recommend.
From an endurance sport perspective, it started a bit slow for my liking, but then turned really really interesting. Maybe just my impatience. Excellent narration.
Loved getting up close and personal with Chrissie through this book. You are exposed to her struggles and triumphs, her passions and her insecurities. I am new to sport as well as triathlon, and am inspired to give it all I've got and enjoy every moment!
It' s one of the best books about life, sport, relations and believe in ones powers! It worth reading and listening. Chrissie is amazing and incredible! This is the must read book for sure!
The story was excellent, I loved hearing Chrissie tell about herself with pure honesty. The good and the bad., She is a motivational person and very humble. I love how she states the real heroes are the amateurs who overcame such adversity to finish Iron Man competitions. She went on to name a few, and I'm glad she did. I have already purchased and finished listening to another story of one of those individuals because she mentioned him in her book.
When Chrissie took first for the women for the first time in Iron Man Hawaii.
Polly Lee does a great job of narrating for Chrissie. Thank you for casting an English woman as narrator as Chrissie is English and a times I felt like I was listening to Chrissie tell her own story.
Yes, when Chrissie described her surprise then pleasure at winning her first Iron Man. I cried!
Even if you are not a runner, bicyclist, or other type of athlete, I think you will enjoy this story. It is about a woman who came out of nowhere to take everyone by surprise and win. This goes to show you that you can do anything if you decide you can. The book had a good pace and kept me interested the entire time.
To me yes. The narrative, especially those by two greatest athletes, made this story so much more inspiring and interesting.
I just got into the triathlon sport. Only two sprints last year gave me only a little taste of this challenging multi-sport. Chrissie Wellington's story taught me to see triathlon as more than one sport, but expand this sport to a life-long platform for maturing myself physically as well as mentally. I could never be able to do what she has achieved. But in my realm I am inspired to push my own limit day by day to build a better myself through training and racing, joy and tear, victories and setbacks, to learn meanings of my life and appreciate inspirations of those around me. That's the most important thing I have learned from this incredibly inspiring book.
I love Polly Lee's narrative. But Chrissie own narrative drew me in even more, of course because I am such a huge fan of hers.
Chrissie won the Kona race by raising from a devastating crash. "Seize every opportunity and make the best of it" is more than a mental game in a sport world.
This book tells other sides of Brett Sutton, who is covered so little by the mainstream media. "Life is nothing but a habit" is my new slogan for triathlon training for Olympic Distance this year.