Triathlon great Chrissie Wellington wins age group, runs 2:49 at London Marathon

The four-time Ironman world champion ran the London Marathon for the second time in 2017.

April 24th, 2017 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , , ,

When Chrissie Wellington announced earlier this year that she would run the London Marathon, many wondered how fast the four-time Ironman world champion was capable of running. Would she run close to her fastest marathon time in a triathlon (2:44:35 at Challenge Roth in 2011) or would she simply complete the race for fun?

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Winning the women’s 40 to 44 age group, Wellington clocked 2:49:01 at Sunday’s race. That’s nearly 20 minutes faster than her time at the London Marathon 15 years ago, when she ran 3:08 in the early days of her endurance sport career.

Wellington, 40, retired from pro triathlon in 2012. She still holds the all-time fastest women’s full distance time in the sport.

This story originally appeared at triathlonmagazine.ca.