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
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! :)
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!
Yes, its inspiring :) Though, not everyone can live up to her abilities, its just awe-inspiring to hear her travels.
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.
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.
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.
Never Give Up, Never Give In and Smile
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.
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.
No, it was best enjoyed over several long runs.
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).
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.
Chrissie was so honest and inspiring. She seemed to always find a way to turn a bad situation into good.
A must read for anyone!!!
8 out of 10
Chrissie, of course. Love her story and the fact that she can laugh at herself and has a good sense of humor.
No extreme reactions, it was just motivating and interesting to me as a triathlete. Yes, it made me laugh.
A must read for triathletes.
Inspiring motivational and great
Emotion in the speech
Loved it.. For the sports endurance and the life story... Inspiring
The fact that it is read by Chrissie Wellington
Overcoming odds is possible for anyone
Running the Hawaii Ironman race
Excellent. I've listened to over 300 books since 2008 and while many were very good, this is the first I listened to twice.
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