You swim, you bike – she runs!
Chrissie Wellington is a true legend in the sport of triathlon! She holds, or held, all three world and championship records relating to iron distance triathlon races: firstly, the overall world record, secondly, the Ironman World Championship course record, and thirdly, the official world record for all Ironman-branded triathlon races over the full Iron distance. She won the World Championship in three consecutive years (2007–2009). She was the first British athlete to hold the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, and was undefeated in all thirteen of her races over the iron distance. She is the only triathlete, male or female, to have won the World Championship less than a year after turning professional.
She lowered the world record on all three occasions (2009–2011) she raced Challenge Roth in Bavaria, Germany. Her current record of 8 hours 18 minutes 13 seconds is more than 32 minutes faster than the record which stood from 1994 to 2008.
Chrissie is one of only three women to have achieved three consecutive victories at the Ironman World Championships, the other two being Natascha Badmann and Paula Newby-Fraser. The latter’s course record at the World Championships had stood for 17 years until Wellington broke it in 2009. Wellington holds the four fastest times ever recorded by a woman over the iron distance, and has the greatest number of sub-9 hour times—nine, five more than Newby-Fraser’s previous record.
In addition to the Ironman titles, she was also the 2006 International Triathlon Union (ITU) Age Group World Champion and the 2008 ITU long-distance World Champion.
We are giving 2 very lucky athletes (1 male and 1 female) the once in a lifetime chance to race with this legend on her half-iron relay team at Challenge Galway this coming June.
To be in with a chance just fill out the following application, and answer the question: “I want to race with Chrissie and TYR at Challenge-Galway 2016 because…….”
Winners to be announced in the next 2 weeks.