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4.00134048257373 out of 54.00134048257373 out of 54.00134048257373 out of 54.00134048257373 out of 54.00134048257373 out of 5 4.00 (746 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chrissie Wellington Narrator: Polly Lee Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the biggest fears of a male pro triathlete is getting ‘chicked’ by a lady. For the first time in history that fear applies to nearly all male professionals. Chrissie is that good.”

    Lance Armstrong

  • “A graphic account of what it takes to become a world-class athlete…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.”

    Daily Mail (London)

  • “Lee is consistent, pleasant sounding, and never overly emotional. As narrator, she’s as focused as Wellington is in the water, on the road, or during training. Wellington herself delivers the epilogue, which gives another human touch to this story.”

    AudioFile

  • “What amazes me about Chrissie Wellington is not that she wins, but by how much…Like Usain Bolt, Wellington has burst onto 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, adventurer and two-time Olympic gold medalist

  • “Most compelling are the urgent details on the meticulous preparatory routines and rituals necessary to become physically (and mentally) ready to compete in these grueling contests…Empowering and suitably commemorative.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eric | 5/31/2016

    " Wonderful book to listen to. Proves how much your body can truly handle even if your mind doesn't believe it at first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/20/2014

    " Inspiration all the way! Great, quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Boof | 2/16/2014

    " Fantastic book. Review to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Manuela Roth | 2/12/2014

    " interesting insights. but you really need passion for sports! "

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About the Author

Chrissie Wellington is a four-time winner of the Ironman Triathlon World Championships, having won the women’s course world championship consecutively in 2007, 2008, and 2009 and regaining it in 2011. Prior to her athletic career, she worked for the UK government in the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs as an advisor on international development policy.