TYR SPORT RE-SIGNS 4X IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPION CHRISSIE WELLINGTON
Seal Beach, CA — February 1, 2016— TYR Sport is proud to announce the re-signing of 4X IRONMAN World Champion Chrissie Wellington to its roster of brand ambassadors.
Joining the professional circuit in 2007, Chrissie made history when she won her first world championship title in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii that very same year. Taking the triathlon world by storm, the rookie turned champion completed her marathon with the then second fastest time recorded by a woman on the Kona course. With momentum from one of the sport’s greatest upsets, Chrissie continued to write history. Returning to Kona in 2008 she maintained her title as IRONMAN World Champion, setting a new marathon course record of 2:57:44. The following October Wellington earned herself a three-peat, winning in Hawaii with a new course record of 8:54:02.
In 2011, Wellington once again did the unthinkable. Revisiting the Kona course just two weeks after a bike crash, she fought to win her fourth title with torn pectoral and intercostal muscles, severe bruising and road rash. Chrissie finished the race in 8:55:08, just about a minute behind her record-breaking time in 2009. Once the highest ranked woman on Esquire Magazine’s list of “50 Best Athletes Right Now,” Wellington came out above some of the world’s most recognized athletes. In 2012, Chrissie began to promote her autobiography A Life Without Limits.
“I have been a part of the wonderful TYR family since my first world championship win in 2007, and I am delighted to continue to work with them in the coming year. With the birth of our daughter, Esme, my husband and I are thrilled to explore the new direction our life has taken. However, one thing remains the same- our passion for the water. I look forward to getting back in the pool and open water, to flying the TYR flag with pride and to raising my daughter to be a little TYR warrior.”
“Chrissie is the true embodiment of a champion,” began Matt DiLorenzo, Chief Executive Officer of TYR Sport. “We have loved to share in her success as one of the world’s most incredible triathletes, and we look forward to continuing to work with her throughout her career.”
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