A Life Without Limits has ratings and reviews. Heather said: I love Chrissie Wellington’s story but I didn’t love this book. I felt like she co. For an accident-prone “normal girl from Norfolk” who didn’t run a serious race until she was 25, Chrissie Wellington has done pretty well for. The amazing life story of Britain’s world conquering triathlete, Chrissie Wellington . Chrissie Wellington is the world’s No 1 female Ironman.

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A LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS by Chrissie Wellington | Kirkus Reviews

Sep 14, Shari rated it it was amazing. The only annoyance I had – which frequently popped up in the book – was the constant harping of the need to feel like she’s making a difference in the developing world. In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant. She was inspiring and I definitely felt her emotions as if I was going through it with her.

She began training with noted Australian coach Brett Sutton and continued onward to triathlon competitions worldwide. All of this being said, I must admit that I am not the ideal reviewer for this book. And she won handily.

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A Life Without Limits

This book had me laughing, crying and awestruck. You know how memoirs can liits very distanced and fairytale-like? Insightful and inspiring, particularly for those who are athletes or even just a regular people trying to find their way through life’s unknown journey. The one downside is her constant switching from first person to second person. Apr 22, Ley rated it really liked it Shelves: See all reviews.

She is someone who is not capable of being described in one word. Open Preview See a Lufe So now that I’ve read her ghost-written autobiography what have I learned? I loved the explanation of races. She is the undefeated champion of Triathlon, having won limitz Ironman titles from thirteen races. This one is far from it.


I knew nothing about Chrissie Wellington before I started this book other than that she is an athlete, and that this book was supposedly great motivation for self-improvement. Makes you want to put down that cold beer, drop that cheeseburger and get out and do something.

A Life Without Limits: A World Champion’s Journey

She went on to improve this time by another minute in the race. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The lasting impact the book had on me was this: A funny, joyful, frank and inspiring book about embracing both feminism and our imperfections, from the creator of the hit comedy podcast, Deborah Frances-White.

I think I might have to give this one another read very soon, I have chronic laziness. I think she swam competitively in college.

I admit, some parts of the book made me uncomfortable – because I saw many similar personality traits within me and I wasn’t sure I liked all of them. In the end she does make a recommendation for those suffering from eating disorders to seek wellingtin, however I do not think the message was as loud as it should have been.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Great story of a great champion. Beyond that she always competes with a smile on her face. I would’ve liked to see more on training plans, nutrition, recovery and so on; but overall this was a good read. However a bout of severe sickness on the eve of the event meant she was unable to make the start line to defend her title.

The writing is honest and poignant. I’ve been struggling with motivation a lot lately.

If you are a lover of endurance sports especially marathon and triathlonyou’ll disregard the little things and envelop the larger picture of Chrissie’s amazing accomplishments as an athlete. Thanks Jill and Bob! This might not even wellinvton for everyone, but it’s a grand book to read about someone who did it and succeeded beyond what anyone thought was possible.


Explanation of the feelings is amazing. It is inspiring and thought provoking. Absolutely amazing and inspiring without false humility! It feels like she wrote half of the book very unsure of herself as a writer, and in the second half came out of her shell to be real. Now it’s time for me to go out and do a brick workout before I lose my motivation!

My favorite chapter was the second last one, where she details the heroes of the sport, who are not the famous champions, but ordinary people participating in Ironman, driven by the sheer desire to make a difference to the world.

It just got annoying after a while, like listening to a person telling a story and they’re going on and on about things you don’t care about. Like many newbies to the sport, I began absorbing the history and following the current stars via the triathlon magazines and the many internet sites. Or maybe she won? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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That’s exactly what she has done and her name should be right up there with the greatest sports superstars of the last century