Chrissie is an English triathlete and the current Ironman Triathlon World Champion. She holds all three world and championship records relating to ironman-distance triathlon races.
She is the first British athlete to hold the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, and remains undefeated over the Ironman distance.
Wellington won the World Championship in three consecutive years (2007–2009), but was unable to start the 2010 World Championship race because of illness, then regained the title in 2011.
Before her distinguished career in athletics, Chrissie worked for the British government as an adviser on international development for Rural Reconstruction Nepal, and on development projects in Nepal. International development remains one of her passions.
Chrissie Wellington is the only triathlete, male or female, to have won the World Championship less than a year after turning professional.
Wellington is one of only three women to have achieved three consecutive victories at the Ironman World Championships
She also holds the four fastest times ever recorded by a woman over the Ironman distance, and has the greatest number of sub-9 hour times—nine, five more than Newby-Fraser’s previous record.
In addition to the Ironman titles, she was also the 2006 ITU Age Group World Champion and the 2008 ITU long-distance World Champion.
At an awards ceremony on 23 November 2009, following a four-week online public vote, Chrissie Wellington was announced winner of the 2009 Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year.
Chrissie is actively involved in supporting charities relating to international development and supporting and encouraging women and girls to take up sport.
She is an ambassador for the Blazeman Foundation and, at the finish line of all her races, performs a “Blazeman roll” in memory of Jon Blais.
Chrissie’s considerable sporting experience, combined with her pleasing manner, informed approach and articulate delivery, make her a natural choice for personal appearances, motivational and after dinner speaking, as well as corporate days and promotions.