A Life Without Limits

A Life Without Limits

A World Champion's Journey

Book - 2012 | 1st ed.
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In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer to the sport and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, and the trails of Argentina, and first across the finish line.

Wellington's first-hand, inspiring story includes all the incredible challenges she has faced--from anorexia to near--drowning to training with a controversial coach. But to Wellington, the drama of the sports also presents an opportunity to use sports to improve people's lives.

A LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS reveals the heart behind Wellington's success, along with the diet, training and motivational techniques that keep her going through one of the world's most grueling events.
Publisher: Nashville [Tenn.] : Center Street, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781455505579
1455505579
Branch Call Number: BIO WELLING WELLING
Characteristics: xiv, 274 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.

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brian_pearce
Apr 09, 2013

Good story but I personally wasn't inspired. I think it's arguable to say she "came out of nowhere". She had been a swim captain on teams since she was a small child. The idea of up and becoming a pro athlete isn't that far fetched when someone can focus all their time on only that single thing.

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SPL_Laura
Oct 16, 2012

Chrissie is an inspiring athlete. I read this book right before running my first marathon and I think it helped me train mentally. Is she crazy? Maybe a little, but you learn to love her all the more for it!

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MichelleHoule
Sep 05, 2012

Inspiring story of committing to a path in life and then doing everything to achieving your goals. And I was feeling sorry for myself about a sports-related injury; this book put that into clearer perspective and made me look beyond that.

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BeckyHelton
Aug 10, 2012

She has led a very interesting life, not always focused on athletics. She didn't even become a professional athlete until she was 30. And she is all about the positive, this book was really refreshing to read.

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wiell312 Jun 08, 2012

Far from a career athlete, Wellington was an international aid worker when she took up running to lose weight and found she was pretty good at it. Triathlon glory followed, but accompanied by self-doubt in her path to the elite corral.

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