FROM THE VAULT

IS­SUE 267

220 Triathlon Magazine - - TRIATHLON -

The tri world’s gaze is set to re­turn to Hawaii this month for the 40th birth­day of the Ironman Worlds. So let’s rewind to 2011 for Chrissie Welling­ton’s great­est Kona tri­umph. Fol­low­ing a pre­race bike crash, she hauled her­self to the start line bat­tered and bruised. “I want to cross the fin­ish line feel­ing like I’ve given it phys­i­cally and men­tally ab­so­lutely ev­ery­thing,” she said pre-race. 8:55:08 later she got her wish, tak­ing Kona crown No.4 to re­main un­beaten over the dis­tance.

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