A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey

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Center Street, May 15, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer to the sport 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, and the trails of Argentina, and first 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 sports also presents an opportunity to use sports 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.

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User Review  - FireandIce - LibraryThing

It's nice to read a memoir that doesn't scream "I am the greatest. No one will ever be better than me!" Chrissie Wellington meets my definition of a true champion: an amazing athlete and a good human ... Read full review

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User Review  - CarolynSchroeder - LibraryThing

This was a really wonderful, positive memoir by an amazing young woman. I'm a marathoner and boy, did she inspire me. I'm almost a different runner now and the difference is, she showed me how to ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Chrissie Wellington is a quadruple World Ironman Champion (2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011). Prior to her athletic career, she worked for the UK Government (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Defra) as an advisor on international development policy.

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