Welling­ton in­ducted to Iron­man Hall

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - SPORTS -

Chrissie Welling­ton has her hall pass.

The four-time world cham­pion was in­ducted into the Iron­man Hall of Fame on Wednesday night in Kona.

“Once you de­cide to leave the sport as a pro­fes­sional ath­lete you think your days of be­ing awarded ac­co­lades are over — I am truly hum­bled and ex­cited to see my name fea­tured among our sport’s greats, whom I have so much ad­mi­ra­tion and re­spect for,” Welling­ton said.

Within a year of turn­ing pro­fes­sional, Welling­ton cap­tured her first Iron­man World Cham­pi­onship in her Kona de­but in 2007, be­com­ing the first Bri­tish ath­lete, male or fe­male, to win the race. She would go on to win three ad­di­tional ti­tles in 2008, 2009 and 2011. She is one of only three women to win the world cham­pi­onship race three con­sec­u­tive times.

She also set the course record of 8:54:02 in 2009.

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