CHRISSIE WELLINGTON produced an astonishing performance in Arizona to obliterate her own Ironman world record.

The superhuman British triathlete took more than NINE minutes off the previous best mark, recording a time of 8 hours 36 minutes and 13 seconds — despite rain and windy conditions.

It was a remarkable comeback for unbeaten Wellington, who made a shock withdrawal through illness on the morning of this year’s world championship in Hawaii.

The triple world champion described the feat as “my Kona,” referring to the event she missed last month.

Wellington crossed the finish line almost half-an-hour ahead of second placed Linsey Corbin, with fellow Brit Leanda Cave in third.

After exiting the 2.4km swim 43 seconds behind Cave, Wellington took the lead a third of the way through the 112-mile bike leg and never looked back.

The gap widened as she clocked a 2hr 52min marathon to make it a perfect 10 victories from 10 Ironman starts.

There were more cheers for Wellington in the men’s race, as British boyfriend Tim Lowe — making his debut at the event — finished third behind, just over four minutes behind German winner Timo Bracht.

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