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Chrissie Wellington

Christine Ann Wellington is an English former professional triathlete and four-time Ironman Triathlon World Champion. She holds, or held, all three world and championship records relating to ironman-distance triathlon races: firstly, the overall world record, secondly, the Ironman World Championship course record, and thirdly, the official world record for all Ironman-branded triathlon races over the full Ironman distance.

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The television reports gave me my first inkling of a world beyond my own, a world that wasn't fair or equal, a world of poverty, war, disease and famine. But I also realized that this state of affairs wasn't necessarily a given, and that we have it in our power to make a difference, to make the world a better place for all. We have that choice. One thing's for sure, though - if we do nothing, it will be a given.
There's an importance of keeping an open mind. The brain is programmed to protect us, and that can mean imposing limits on what it thinks we can or should do. Constantly push at those limits, because the brain can be way too cautious.
To me, every person who smoked was voluntarily killing themselves, and doing it quite openly.
If we let our head drop, our heart drops with it. Keep your head up, and your body is capable of amazing feats.
It's when the discomfort strikes that they realize a strong mind is the most powerful weapon of all.
Never, ever give up. And smile
No one should ever be afraid of failing; it’s being afraid to give it your all in trying that I urge against. If there is one thing I have learned, particularly in my life as an athlete, it is that our limits may not be where we think they are. And, even when we think we’ve finally reached them, the next time we go there exploring we often find that they’ve moved again.
When things are tough, you get tougher.
Some sessions are stars and some sessions are stones, but in the end they are all rocks and we build upon them. β€” Β© Chrissie Wellington
Some sessions are stars and some sessions are stones, but in the end they are all rocks and we build upon them.
It's not records I chase, it's self-improvement. And that cannot be done by taking it easy.
There is a special mystique about the marathon, for example, because of its length-but that's just the bit you do at the end of an Ironman
No one should ever be afraid of failing; it's being afraid to give it your all in trying that I urge against.
I run to feel complete, to feel alive, to feel happy, and to feel free. I run to visit beautiful places, to overcome my fears, and to remind myself - and others - that our limits may not be where we think they are.
Hard work and an open mind - it's the only way to realize the potential that is inside every one of us. β€” Β© Chrissie Wellington
Hard work and an open mind - it's the only way to realize the potential that is inside every one of us.
Just seize every opportunity you have, embrace every experience. Make a mark, for all the right reasons.
Pick your battles, and accept yourself for who you are.
The key is to trust in your preparation. You have done all you can, so focus on that fact. You will remain the same person before, during and after the race, so the result, however important, will not define you. The journey is what matters.
We all have talents that, sometimes, we never quite fulfill. We're all scared, deep down, but maybe we just need to lay it on the line and explore our abilities and just not be afraid of failing.
I have an addictive personality. Sport is my drug of choice these days. It's one of the best drugs there is. It keeps you fit and healthy, even if, in the case of ironman, it pushes your body to the limit. The word "addiction" comes with negative connotations, but it doesn't have to be a damaging impulse. It's all about channeling your craving into something positive.
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