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
Inspiring and so special to have a woman's voice in this male dominated space. If you are a woman and live running or triathlon this is a must read. Incredibly motivating to listen to when running, especially when Chrissie describes her races. It really made me feel like I was there and the crowds are cheering me on. I could have run forever listening to those parts.
I enjoyed it from the first to the last chapter. Her life and her accomplishments are incredible! I would recommend this book to not only those interested in sports, but almost anyone, as this book is so much more than just about sport.
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!
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