Joining the professional circuit in 2007, Chrissie made history when she won her first world championship title in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii that very same year. Taking the triathlon world by storm, the rookie turned champion completed her marathon with the then second fastest time recorded by a woman on the Kona course. With momentum from one of the sport’s greatest upsets, Chrissie continued to write history. Returning to Kona in 2008 she maintained her title as IRONMAN World Champion, setting a new marathon course record of 2:57:44. The following October Wellington earned herself a three-peat, winning in Hawaii with a new course record of 8:54:02.
In 2011, Wellington once again did the unthinkable. Revisiting the Kona course just two weeks after a bike crash, she fought to win her fourth title with torn pectoral and intercostal muscles, severe bruising and road rash. Chrissie finished the race in 8:55:08, just about a minute behind her record-breaking time in 2009. Once the highest ranked woman on Esquire Magazine’s list of “50 Best Athletes Right Now,” Wellington came out above some of the world’s most recognized athletes. In 2012, Chrissie released her autobiography A Life Without Limits.
“I’m so proud to remain a part of the TYR family. I couldn’t wish for a better or more supportive swimwear company to partner with,” said Wellington.
“Since beginning our relationship with Chrissie over a decade ago, she has continued to redefine what it means to be a champion,” began TYR Sport Chief Executive Officer Matt DiLorenzo. “As one of the greatest forces in the sport of triathlon we are proud to continue supporting Chrissie in all of her future endeavors.”
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