The highest ranked woman on Esquire’s list of “50 Best Athletes Right Now” (she ranked 8th ahead of Novak Djokovic and Kobe Bryant), Wellington is certainly the best female athlete of her day. A 4x Iroman World Champion (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011), Wellington has remained undefeated at the Ironman distance throughout her career. She holds the Ironman World Record at 8:33:56 set at 2011 Ironman South Africa, and the Iron Distance World Record at 8:18:13 set at 2011 Challenge Roth. Wellington’s fourth World Championship title was won with torn pectoral and intercostal muscles, severe bruises and road rash from a bike crash two weeks before the race. Chrissie has taken 2012 off from competition to promote her autobiography, “A Life Without Limits”.
Q: Do you have any nicknames?
Q: How do you prepare for an event?
A:Eat, drink, eat, drink, eat, drink, rest and train!
Q: Who are your Role Models?
A: My Parents
Q: What are your favorite foods?
A: My mum and dad’s bbq – plus homemade pizza, bircher museli, steak (still bleeding!), chicken, avocado and sundried tomato salad and nuts: in any order and sometimes together
Q: What is your favorite music?
A: The Killers, Smashing Pumpkins, Placebo, Kings of Leon, U2, Ash, Feeder, Bush, and of course 80s cheese (especially Chesney Hawkes and Tiffany, with Madonna and Wham thrown in)
Q: What are your favorite hobbies?
A: Eating, travelling, dinner and wine with friends, cycle touring, hiking, talking and laughing
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: Crash, Black
Q: How do you relax?
A: With difficulty
Q: What's in your transition bag that you can't live without?
A: My ‘things to do’ list, Baby oil, and rubber gloves
Q: What do you eat pre-race?
A: Industrial size bowl of tuna and tomato pasta the night before, and white bread, jam and full fat cream cheese in the morning, washed down with a big mug of English builders tea