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Wellington retires from professional racing

Four-time world champion: ‘There are so many other physical challenges that light a fire in my belly’

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Wellington to take break from triathlon

Wellington to take break from triathlon

MEDIA RELEASE Four-time world champion and World Ironman Distance Record Holder, Chrissie Wellington has announced she will be taking a break from competing in Ironman during 2012 to explore other opportunities, including publication of her autobiography, “A Life Without Limits.” Wellington, who won her fourth World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, last October and maintained her […]

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Ironmanlife: Wellington proves she's human

Ironmanlife: Wellington proves she’s human

(Kevin Mackinnon recaps Chrissie Wellington’s fourth Ironman World Championship) It was no secret, heading into the 2011 Ironman World Championship, that Chrissie Wellington was determined to regain the title she’d seemingly owned for the last few years. “After last year, when I didn’t start, I felt a hunger like I’ve never felt before,” she said […]

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Craig Alexander wins the Ironman World Championship and sets a new course record in 8 hours, 03 minutes, 56 seconds. The previous course record was 8:04:08 was set in 1996 by Belguim's Luc Van Lierde.

Ironman World Championship Triathlon 2011

Craig Alexander wins the Ironman World Championship and sets a new course record in 8 hours, 03 minutes, 56 seconds. The previous course record was 8:04:08 was set in 1996 by Belguim’s Luc Van Lierde.

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Double delight for Australians as Carfrae wins women's crown with fourth fastest time ever, breaks run record for second straight year

Ironman: McCormack runs away with second world title

Double delight for Australians as Carfrae wins women’s crown with fourth fastest time ever, breaks run record for second straight year

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Alexander, Wellington back in Kona and ready to defend their titles ... again

Ironman: Confidence, courage ahead of the world championship

Alexander, Wellington back in Kona and ready to defend their titles … again

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NBC to broadcast Kona's triathlon world championship wrap-up Dec. 18

Ironman: More facts, figures and how to stay caught up race day

NBC to broadcast Kona’s triathlon world championship wrap-up Dec. 18

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Ironman: Facts, figures and some numbers

Ironman: Facts, figures and some numbers

MEDIA RELEASE WHO Each year, approximately 110,000 athletes participate in Ironman/ Ironman 70.3 Qualifier Series worldwide for their chance to qualify. In 2010, 7,339 athletes entered the Ironman Lottery, which awards 150 slots to U.S. citizens, 50 slots to international athletes and approximately five slots to physically challenged athletes. PURSE A total prize purse of […]

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Ironman World Championship airing on NBC (Dec. 19)

Ironman World Championship airing on NBC (Dec. 19)

MEDIA RELEASE For the 19th consecutive year the 2009 Ironman World Championship broadcast will air on NBC (Channel 8), 11:30 a.m. Saturday,  Dec. 19. The telecast will highlight the physical and emotional journey taken by athletes during the renowned 140.6-mile triathlon. Veteran sports commentator and narrator Al Trautwig will provide the voiceover. Athletes profiled in […]

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Alexander, Wellington named 'Athletes of the Month'

Alexander, Wellington named ‘Athletes of the Month’

MEDIA RELEASE Craig Alexander and Chrissie Wellington, swept the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athlete of the Month honors for October, according to a press release sent out by the academy. Alexander, from Australia, won his second straight Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona. Running in stifling heat, Alexander completed the 140.6 mile […]

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Ironman: Wellington sets course record on way to third crown

Ironman: Wellington sets course record on way to third crown

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247 Contributing Editor Chrissie Wellington not only eclipsed a 17-year-old course record, but she was beaten by only 22 men on her way to securing her third Ironman World Triathlon Championship. The 32-year-old Briton was a heavy favorite, having taken a 13 minute chunk out of the all-time Ironman distance record earlier this year. […]

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There may be 1,800 triathletes crammed along the Kailua Bay start line Saturday morning, but apparently they are not racing each other.

Ironman: Racing your own race

There may be 1,800 triathletes crammed along the Kailua Bay start line Saturday morning, but apparently they are not racing each other.

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Reigning triathlon champion chats about training, making a difference in the world, bad tan lines and killing plants

Ironman: Catching up with Chrissie

Reigning triathlon champion chats about training, making a difference in the world, bad tan lines and killing plants

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Ironman champ donates wheels for auction to benefit Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii, following her philosophy of making a difference

Ironman champ’s philosophy paying off for Kona

Ironman champ donates wheels for auction to benefit Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii, following her philosophy of making a difference

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