Four-times Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington holds, or held, all three world championship records relating to iron distance races; including the overall world record, the Ironman World Championship course record, and the official world record for all Ironman branded triathlon races over the full Iron distance.

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She won the World Championship in three, consecutive years (2007–2009)., and was the first British athlete to hold the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, and was undefeated in all thirteen of her races over the iron distance. She is the only triathlete, male or female, to have won the World Championship less than a year after turning professional.

She lowered the world record on all three occasions (2009–2011) she raced Challenge Roth in Bavaria, Germany. Her current record of 8 hours 18 minutes 13 seconds is more than 32 minutes faster than the record which stood from 1994 to 2008.

Chrissie is one of only three women to have achieved three consecutive victories at the Ironman World Championships, the other two being Natascha Badmann and Paula Newby-Fraser.

To be in with a chance just fill out the following application here, and answer the question: “I want to race with Chrissie and TYR at ChallengeGalway 2016 because…….”

Winners to be announced in the next 2 weeks. Good luck!


We named Chrissie as third in our top 10 female triathletes of all time – do you agree wth our choices or should Chrissie be higher?

Female triathletes: top 10 greatest ever?

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