I was staring at the television watching the 2007 Kona Ironman and wondering who Chrissie Wellington is? She was not one of the favorites to win the race; the announcers had a hard time figuring out her name, and on the bike leg, she went with a standard road helmet. When she crossed the line for the win, holding the flag of Great Britain, smiling from ear to ear, the world took notice. After hearing her victory speech at the award banquet, it became clear that Chrissie Wellington not only beat the greatest athletes in the world that day, but that she had quite a story to tell about her journey to Kona. We caught up with Chrissie to find out more about her win and what brought her to the starting line that victorious day.

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