Published: May 15, 2012
Chrissie Wellington of Britain so thoroughly dominates Ironman triathlons that fans measure her success by the number of pro men she beats. Wellington, 35, is undefeated at Ironman, which consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run. After setting a course record of 8 hours 54 minutes 2 seconds at the 2009 Ironman world championships in Hawaii, she waited almost 20 minutes for the second-place woman to finish.
Chrissie Wellington is undefeated at Ironman, which consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run.
On Monday Wellington told her audience at the Harvard Club of New York City why she was walking away from Ironman for the next year: she needed a break from the round-the-clock training regimen and monastic lifestyle required to be at the sport’s pinnacle.
“I push my body and mind to the limit, and the way I do things is not necessarily sustainable in the long term,” Wellington said. “Ironman is incredibly demanding, and I did feel I needed to step away and smell the flowers.” MORE
Unique Opportunity to Train Alongside Seven-Time Tour de France Champion and Triathlon Super Stars
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – March 12, 2012 –Tour de Force and Active Network (NYSE: ACTV) today announced “Swim Bike Run with Lance & Friends” – an intimate training camp for cycling and triathlon enthusiasts around the world. The camp will be held at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows located on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii this May 26th through the 28th, and will offer participants a once-in-a-lifetime, three-day opportunity to train with champion sportsman, Lance Armstrong, and a team of triathlon super stars including Craig Alexander, Chrissie Wellington, Dave Scott, Greg Welch and Jimmy Riccitello.
The seven-time Tour de France Champion, now turned triathlete, Lance Armstrong said, “I’m honored to join with this incredible group of triathlon world champions to host this camp. I am looking forward to a very special weekend in Kona that I hope will be inspirational while also raising money for an important Hawaiian based charity.”
Designed for athletes of all abilities, participants will experience a fun and memorable weekend involving swim sessions, group rides and an exclusive team dinner, concluded by a fun competitive relay-event. Net proceeds from “Swim Bike Run with Lance & Friends” will benefit the local Hawaii chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which aids in the research and education of Type 1 Diabetes.
“We are thrilled to bring together an impressive group of sports champions in support of a great cause,” said Joe Dutton of Tour de Force, Inc., the event organizer. “We expect to quickly reach our objective of recruiting a maximum number of 50 endurance sport enthusiasts who will leave Kona with lasting memories, new friends, and the knowledge that they made a meaningful contribution to those being helped by the vitally important work of the Hawaiian Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.”
“This is a phenomenal opportunity for endurance athletes around the world to energize their involvement in the sport,” said Dave Alberga, CEO of Active Network. “As an industry leader committed to growing the sport of triathlon, we are proud to be associated with this event, with Lance and with his team of triathlon icons.”
To learn how to participate in “Swim Bike Run with Lance & Friends”, visit: www.sbrwithlanceandfriends.com.
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