Book Review: A Life Without Limits by Chrissie Wellington

I’ve just finished reading ‘A Life Without Limits by Chrissie Wellington and I wanted to recommend the book to you. Chrissie is a world champion and world record holder in ironman triathlon and the book charts her life from joining the local swimming team aged nine, right up to winning her 13th ironman competition.

an inspiration to anyone

I had heard of ironman before and knew two crazy people who’d actually completed one so remembered it had epic distances for the swim and bike with a marathon to finish with.

Now, having finished Chrissie’s book, I can tell you an ironman is a triathlon consisting of 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run. It takes most amateurs around 12 hours to complete with the professionals taking 8-9 hours. Chrissie takes just over 8 hours. She has won every ironman she has entered. 

What I enjoyed so much about the book was the determination and drive Chrissie has to be the best she can be. It’s a great insight into the life and mental attitude of such an incredible athlete and if you’re looking for an inspiring book I’d recommend you read this!


I had the pleasure to meet Chrissie this summer and share an impromptu yoga session in the sunshine. She is an incredible athlete, an inspiration to anyone wanting to take up a challenge they might at first think is not possible and on top of all that a friendly, kind and happy person.

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