A Life Without Limits

A Life Without Limits

A World Champion's Journey

Book - 2012
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A female Ironman traces her rise to the top of the triathlon world, describing her international training, struggles with anorexia, relationship with a controversial coach, and astonishing win at the Ironman World Championships.
Publisher: Nashville : Center Street, 2012.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781455505579
Branch Call Number: 796.4257092 WELLI
Characteristics: xiv, 274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Aylwin, Michael

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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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