Triathlete charts her troubled journey from the despair of eating disorders to becoming the unbeaten ironman world record holder.

Chrissie Wellington

Chrissie Wellington, sitting cross-legged on a sofa, does not look like an iron woman on a raw winter afternoon. We’ve just walked in from a dark and windy park on the outskirts of London and, in a warm house filled by her laughter and animated conversation, the former civil servant seems endearingly ordinary. It’s easy to remember that, exactly five years ago, just before she became a professional triathlete in late February 2007 and the most remarkable woman in sport, Wellington still worked for the British government as an adviser in international development with particular expertise in Nepal…

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