A Life Without Limits has ratings and reviews. Heather said: I love Chrissie Wellington’s story but I didn’t love this book. I felt like she co. For an accident-prone “normal girl from Norfolk” who didn’t run a serious race until she was 25, Chrissie Wellington has done pretty well for. The amazing life story of Britain’s world conquering triathlete, Chrissie Wellington . Chrissie Wellington is the world’s No 1 female Ironman.

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Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Read more Read less. After she had crashed her bike within two weeks of Kona leaving her with severe road rash, and to have partially torn a pectoral muscle a week before the race during a swim workout, Chrissie Wellington lets us in on the suffering she managed to overcome to triumphantly return to the top of the podium as World Champion.

I’m not surprised she became a triathlete; she has shown determination and tenacity from the time she was a small child. Empowering and suitably commemorative. Start was little slow but it picked up the pace after certain period when she started her training with Bret.

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What pushes her is the central struggle of this book. The lasting impact the book had on me was this: A great look at what goes on in a World Champion’s mind, and what they have to suffer behind the scenes to get where they are. She defended her World title in Hawaii in and again in From back of the pack smoker to racing the Ironman World Championships in Kona.


In the foreward, Lance Armstrong talks about getting chicked, which a term used for the rare occasion that a woman can pass the most elite male athletes. To ask other readers questions about A Life Without Limitsplease sign up. This book is motivation to push your self to you physical limits, and push past those limits, simply for the sake of seeing what you are capable of accomplishing.

This book was co-written by Chrissie and Michael Aylwin, who I just did a quick google search on and apparently is a Rugby sports writer for The Guardian.

Wellington came across as self-absorbed. In the meantime, this work serves as a great model for many weekend athletes who look for inspiration to fight toward a goal worth attaining.

I don’t know much about the world of triathlon fans but were they really dying to know about her romance with fellow triathlete Tom Lowe?

A Life Without Limits: A World Champion’s Journey by Chrissie Wellington

Nov 20, Dhitri rated it it was amazing Shelves: In short, her life is the stuff of legends and perhaps, movies. What amazes me about Chrissie Wellington is not that she wins, but by how much [ But it is her candid voice that helps her audience understand who she is.

I can be very hard on myself, especially when I don’t meet my own expectations. Bernard Cribbins, James Hogg. That Marathon I want to run one day has upgraded in priority! I believe her first marathon was the London Marathon, limist she like killed and finished in like top Terms and Conditions apply. Who is this woman?!?

Jun 07, Michelle Nelson rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the remarkable story of how a Norfolk girl – a ‘sporty kid, swimming, playing hockey, running, but never excelling and always more interested in the social side of the sports scene’ – became a world champion. You know how memoirs can seem very distanced and fairytale-like?


Is that the only wiyhout she can remember? A Life Without Limits: May 28, Michal rated it really liked it Shelves: Please try again later.

It is extremely rare for a successful athlete to start in their sport at fhrissie ripe old age of 30 and even more remarkable if you then go on to absolutely dominate it. Motivierend Einfach nur motivierend und inspirierend! Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Showing of reviews. Brett picked up on her eating disorder right away, and Chrissie had to deal with it; she was very open about it in the book This is inspiring in of itself; she had a terrible emotional disability, and from what I know from friends who have battled eating disorders, it’s a lifelong struggle.

I’m generously giving it a three.

While she calls herself Muppet for all the antics that seem to happen to her at the wrong place and the wrong time – which happens to all of us – she also opened up about her battle with eating disorders, and working with Brett Sutton. If she is going to spend any part of the book telling athletes welkington to do or not do, I think advising them to learn proper form is one essential part that she left out.

I knock off a half-a-star because this isn’t literary chrkssie, and the style can be flat.