Chrissie Wellington dominates in record time
There aren’t words to describe the incredible performance of world-beating triathlete Chrissie Wellington at the Challenge Roth today as she smashed her own world best time of 8:31:59, set here last year, with an amazing 8:19:13 that was good enough for seventh place overall.
The ever-smiling Wellington was dominant from start to finish, exiting the water on the heels of early swim leader Tereza Macel (CZE) in 50:28 and quickly overcoming that to burn through the bike course and build a lead of nearly 22 minutes heading onto the run. She carried on at a similarly scorching run pace, ticking the kilometres over at a reported a 3:50/km at some stages to produce a 2:48:54 marathon.
The British star left her closest competition, top Aussie Rebekah Keat, more than half an hour in arrears at 8:52:10—and some of the world’s top men were left in her wake as well. With Keat second to Wellington for the second year in a row, Macel ran through for third in 9:09:29, setting a new personal best along the way.