Really, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Chrissie Wellington won this weekend’s Ironman Arizona. And she did it in world record time – 8 hours, 36 minutes, 13 seconds. All this after she was uncertain of her place in the triathlon world after she missed out on the world championships in Kona last month due to illness.
Wellington had dominated the marque race of the Ironman world for three straight years and was looking to tie the record for consecutive world champion titles this year. She withdrew the morning of the race citing illness. Turns out, tests showed she had a combination of