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A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey | [Chrissie Wellington, Lance Armstrong (foreward)]

A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey

In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A Life without Limits is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, to the trails of Argentina, and finally, across the finish line. A Life without Limits reveals the heart behind her success.
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In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A Life without Limits is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, to the trails of Argentina, and finally, across the finish line.

Wellington's first-hand, inspiring story includes all the incredible challenges she has faced - from anorexia, to near-drowning, to training with a controversial coach. But to Wellington, the drama of the sport also presents an opportunity to improve people's lives.

A Life without Limits reveals the heart behind Wellington's success, along with the diet, training, and motivational techniques that keep her going through one of the world's most grueling events.

©2012 Chrissie Wellington (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    J 01-21-13
    J 01-21-13
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    "Fascinating Book - Couldn't finish it fast enough"
    What made the experience of listening to A Life Without Limits the most enjoyable?

    Her story was told in a logical way with enough detail to keep the reader rivited.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Life Without Limits?

    I was at the two 70.3s in Lawrence, KS that she mentions in the book. A thrill to see her race.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The title is perfect - A Life Without Limits.


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    Jeananne Las Vegas, NV 12-31-12
    Jeananne Las Vegas, NV 12-31-12 Member Since 2011

    I am a solo truck driver in the U.S. and I LOVE to listen, learn and go on adventures with audiobooks while I drive! :)

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    "I enjoyed her story!"

    I love books about achieving things beyond what you can imagine! This book is an awesome story in that regard! I found it to be very motivating and a pleasure to listen to!

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    annemarie San Francisco, CA, United States 12-10-12
    annemarie San Francisco, CA, United States 12-10-12
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    "Fantastic Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, its inspiring :) Though, not everyone can live up to her abilities, its just awe-inspiring to hear her travels.


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    David Richmond, BC, Canada 12-05-12
    David Richmond, BC, Canada 12-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Truly Inspiring"
    Where does A Life Without Limits rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is in the top 5 audiobooks I've listened to. Her journey to become one of if not the best is truly inspiring and puts what is possible into perspective.


    What other book might you compare A Life Without Limits to and why?

    Finding Ultra by Rich Roll is another really good book about endurance sports. Rich goes on an incredible journey also from alcohol abuse to cheeseburger addiction to placing in ultraman a year after he started training.


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    Fran Bridges Tallahassee, FL USA 10-28-12
    Fran Bridges Tallahassee, FL USA 10-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    In general, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in how success is a journey not a destination irrespective of what your goal is. The candid unfiltered story of this athlete is inspiring no matter what your journey.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Never Give Up, Never Give In and Smile


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    Susan 10-26-12
    Susan 10-26-12
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    "A great running companion."
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Life Without Limits to be better than the print version?

    N/A


    Would you recommend A Life Without Limits to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, anyone who desires self-evolution and improvement would really enjoy this book. I listened to it on my final training runs leading upto the Chicago Marathon as well as during the run itself. The narrator's voice is fantastic to listen to..the first few chapters were a bit boring (sorry Chrissie!!) there was a bit too much detail about growing up that didn't really lend themself to the story, but then again, maybe I was too focused on getting to the training and racing portion of the book. Either way, once it got there I was enthralled - Chrissie is truly an inspiring and hard core athlete with a sense of humor and well development self-awareness. This is not only a good autobriography it is VERY well written, which is rare.


    What does Polly Lee and Chrissie Wellington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Loved the narrator's voice, beautiful- would have enjoyed it no matter what she was reading. Chrissie's intro and epilogue added a bit of 'realness' that I enjoyed as well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it was best enjoyed over several long runs.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this book while running the Chicago Marathon (just during the quieter bits of the race..anyone that has run it knows that most of the course is like a hurricane of noise and fun). The narrator and Chrissie became by running companions, when the run got hard they were there discussing a challenging time in Chrissies races and it gave me some perspective. I was sad when it was over (the Marathon AND the book).

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    Sonya 10-08-12
    Sonya 10-08-12
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    "Wonderful!!!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Life Without Limits to be better than the print version?

    I have very long training runs. This book was able to keep my attention and wanting me to run longer in order to hear what would happen next. It was very inspirational and at times I found myself telling other runners things said in the book to give them encouragement to push though the heat, exhaustion, and pain. It was especially motivating to be represented so well by a female athlete that had the courage to reveal so much that we would normally keep to ourselves. Thoughout the book I found myself reevaluating my own reasons for continuing to run through sickness and in health, my priorities in life when it comes to family, friends, my husband, and my spiritual journey.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Chrissie was so honest and inspiring. She seemed to always find a way to turn a bad situation into good.


    Which character – as performed by Polly Lee and Chrissie Wellington – was your favorite?

    Chrissie


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for anyone!!!

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    Amy 10-01-12
    Amy 10-01-12
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    Where does A Life Without Limits rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    8 out of 10


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chrissie, of course. Love her story and the fact that she can laugh at herself and has a good sense of humor.


    Which character – as performed by Polly Lee and Chrissie Wellington – was your favorite?

    Chrissie


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reactions, it was just motivating and interesting to me as a triathlete. Yes, it made me laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for triathletes.

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    francois talloires, France 09-28-12
    francois talloires, France 09-28-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Live it"
    If you could sum up A Life Without Limits in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring motivational and great


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chrissie


    What does Polly Lee and Chrissie Wellington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Emotion in the speech


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it.. For the sports endurance and the life story... Inspiring

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    Brett 09-28-12
    Brett 09-28-12
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    What made the experience of listening to A Life Without Limits the most enjoyable?

    The fact that it is read by Chrissie Wellington


    What did you like best about this story?

    Overcoming odds is possible for anyone


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Running the Hawaii Ironman race


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


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