Triathlete Magazine has selected their top performers for 2008 in the current February issue. Leading the field was Chrissie Wellington who earned the Overall Female Triathlete of the Year and Performance of the Year. Wellington is honored for her undefeated season, winning all six races and defending her Kona Ironman World Championship title. Her Performance of the Year took place at the Alpe D’Huez Triathlon where she beat all but one man in the entire men’s and women’s field. She crossed the finish line 25 minutes in front of the female runner-up.

Chrissie Wellington @ KONA

Short Course Female Triathlete of the Year was awarded to Becky Lavelle. Lavelle competed in 13 races this year, which included wins at the Chicago Triathlon, Los Angeles Triathlon and Malibu Triathlon. She earned the overall Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series title and her consistency in the short course races places her as one of the fastest females in the sport today.