Just a break or is this it?

Chrissie Wellington

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M.r Zuvai    pirate
16/01/2012 at 12:11

Chrissie Wellington

looks like just a breather - hopefully!

16/01/2012 at 15:01

She doesn't seem to do things by half - so her idea of a breather would probably be my idea of incredibly busy.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
17/01/2012 at 14:26

by "other opportuinities in triathlon" wonder if she means trying for a spot on the Olympic team?

cougie    pirate
17/01/2012 at 14:36
The full selection of Team GB triathletes will be announced in early June based on performances in the Series, ITU World Cup races and ITU Continental Cup races during the period 1st January 2011 and 31st May 2012 and the 2010, 2011 and 2012 ETU Senior European Championships.

You cant write her off I suppose !
meface    pirate
17/01/2012 at 17:25
Ultra Ironwolf wrote (see)

by "other opportuinities in triathlon" wonder if she means trying for a spot on the Olympic team?

I had the exact same thought when I read it.

17/01/2012 at 19:52
Either that or a baby!
17/01/2012 at 19:55

Or media? Maybe something for the Olympics?

M...eldy    pirate
17/01/2012 at 19:56
She denied the sprog bit quite early on Ditchy
17/01/2012 at 21:48
Good luck to her if London 2012 is the plan,  I'm not convinced Chrissie would have the run speed to go with the best over a 10km Oly run,  but it'd be interesting to see her try
Golden Boots    pirate
18/01/2012 at 10:13

Definitely not the swim speed either... she did 1:01 in Kona?? Ok I know she had her accident two weeks before but that would surely be miles off?

I imagine it's more along the lines of charity work than further sporting success as has been speculated

18/01/2012 at 10:43
I think she's said she's ruled out the Olypmics.

The only event she might have had a bit of a case for was the womens's time trial, but at only 29km its a bit short for her.

I'm hoping that she competes in some UK events to raise the sports profile here a little more. I dont think she's raced as a pro in the UK?

I think she's going to the triathlon Show in Esher in early March, maybe she'll say more then?

Sport Relief seems made for her, bet she's big on that.
18/01/2012 at 10:53
I'd heard she was signing up for Twitter....

18/01/2012 at 10:59
I heard she was signing up for Re-Tweeter!
18/01/2012 at 11:03
Re the Olympics, I meant maybe she was taking on a media position in the races or something with BTA etc.  Or something for her book?
Edited: 18/01/2012 at 11:05
cougie    pirate
18/01/2012 at 11:13
If winning Ironman so many times hasn't raised her profile, I don't see how commentating on the Olympics would. There must be more to her plan.
18/01/2012 at 11:17

Just found her statement. She said:

“I’ve given absolutely everything to Ironman over the past five years. However, this year I’ve decided to take a break as I would like to spend more time focusing on other pursuits including dedicating more time to my chosen charities, the publication of my book and more active promotion of the sport in the UK, as well as giving myself the chance to explore and seize new opportunities within triathlon and outside. I feel that I wouldn’t be able to pursue all of these different goals whilst simultaneously dedicating the energy and time needed to compete in Ironman events and treat them with the respect and complete dedication they deserve.

 The past five years have been absolutely incredible and I am extremely happy, proud and content with everything that I have achieved in the sport – topping it all off with the race of my life in Kona last year. I have always seen triathlon as a part of my life, rather than the be all and end all, and am looking forward to a little more variety and balance by pursuing other interests, as well as spending more time with my family and friends.

ETA.This interview with TE pretty much explains what she is up to linky thing

Edited: 18/01/2012 at 12:22

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