Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chrissie Wellington Says "No Ironman" for 2012

Four-time (and current) Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington is taking 2012 off from Ironman to "pursue other interests", citing an interest in charity work and promoting her new book. Wow! That's a serious champion who can walk away with the current world title, world record, and a perfect record in the sport (13/13). I know a lot of Ironman fanatics, and asking them to part from their beloved sport is like asking them to change religions.

I thought for sure she was announcing a plan to get to the Olympics, a la Chris McCormack in 2010, but it sounds like she has even greater ambitions. Wishing her all the best...

- SD


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  2. I believe it is her responsibility as the World Champion to defend the title. I cannot imagine how bummed Miranda Carfrae (or a healthy Julie Dibens for that matter) will be next year to again have the "if Chrissie was here" statement being thrown around.

  3. I like your take on this Scott. I agree she has achieved more than was ever thought possible and if she wants to take time out then that's her choice and shows that she's in control of her life choices.
    As you know, she's focusing on other interests - as well as her book she's made some training programs with us. Would you like to try them out? Let me know. clare@audiofuel.co.uk


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