Something very special is needed so that in the British triathlon world the Brownlee brothers can be eclipsed, well, this weekend Chrissie Wellington has achieved this by breaking the Ironman World record in Roth. Furthermore, with his 12 victories in 12 participations, Ironman is enough to make a place for himself among the greats.
Wellington pulverized his own record by reducing it by 38 minutes and currently has to his credit the 5 fastest times ever achieved.
This 34-year-old athlete has won the Ironman World Championship 3 times, and everything indicates that this year she will get her fourth crown in Kona, Hawaii.
According to his statements at the end of Roth's ironman, he commented: » Today I achieved what I would never have thought possible »« I am very happy, and proud to have competed in Roth and to have broken my own world record, and on the 10th anniversary of the event. It becomes even more special ».
Wellington invested a time of 8 hours 18 min and 3 secs where he marked a marathon in 2h 44min. In that same test the German Andreas Raelert broke the Ironman men's record in 7 hours 41 min 33 sec.