A Life Without Limits

  • by Chrissie Wellington, Michael Aylwin
  • Narrated by Imogen Church
  • 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The amazing life story of Britain's world conquering triathlete, Chrissie Wellington. Chrissie Wellington is the world's No 1 female Ironman triathlete, the current quadruple World Champion and World Record holder. In 2009 she was voted 'Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year' and in 2010 was awarded the MBE. She is the undefeated champion of Triathlon, having won nine Ironman titles from nine races. Her World Record setting race time of 8:19:13 at Quelle Roth Germany in 2010 slashed over 14 minutes from the previous record and where she was only beaten by six men. Chrissie has displayed unprecedented levels of stamina, strength and competitiveness in becoming Ironman World Champion in only her second event at Ironman level. Her victory in Kona, Hawaii in 2007 finishing in 9:08:45 - five minutes ahead of her nearest rival - was described as the 'biggest upset in Ironman history' and 'a remarkable feat, deemed to be near impossible task for any athlete racing as a rookie at their first Ironman World Championships'. She defended her World title in Hawaii in 2008 and again in 2009 and won back her title in 2011 after having to withdraw from the 2010 race due to illness.
This is the remarkable story of how a Norfolk girl - a 'sporty kid, swimming, playing hockey, running, but never excelling and always more interested in the social side of the sports scene' - became a world champion. Chrissie Wellington is the world-record holder for ironman-distance triathlon, and she remains undefeated over the Ironman distance.


What the Critics Say

"What emerges from this book is the portrait of a thoroughly nice woman. Her exceptional qualities have led her to achievements that her readers can scarcely imagine. But she still remains touchingly connected to that ordinary girl from Norfolk. It s a winning combination.” Jane Shilling, (The Daily Mail)
“What amazes me about Chrissie Wellington is not that she wins, but by how much [...] Like Usain Bolt, Wellington has burst on to the scene and destroyed the opposition. Those within athletics said that Bolt was coming but Wellington came from nowhere and wins by a relatively greater margin.” James Cracknell


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

So much more than a book about triathlon

I'm not a huge fan of IRONMAN, so I didn't think I would enjoy this book. On a whim, I decided to give it a whirl, and I am so glad I did. I had know idea that Chrissie Wellington was so much more than a triathlete.
My only frustration in listening to it is the mispronunciation of Maori, Hawaiian and Australian words and place names such as Marahau, Wanaka, Lei, Port Macquarie.
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- James

An excellent insight to triathlon and Chrissy Wellington.

Was a great book to listen to. Very easy to listen to and very inspiring. Great insight to the ultimate professional and how tough not only physical but how mentally strong Chrissy.
Great role model for females. Shows them that they can travel, have a good education beat the boys in their chosen sport and do whatever they put their mind to.
Great role model for females in all aspects of life.
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- Brendan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios