Chrissie Wellington OBE
World Ironman Champion & World Record Holder
Chrissie Wellington MBE – a pioneering ex-professional triathlete and four-time World Champion who was undefeated in all thirteen of her races over the Ironman distance. Chrissie took a unique pathway to professional sport. Growing up she never excelled at sport. She travelled the world for two years, gained a masters degree, worked as a policy advisor on international development for the UK government, lived and worked in Nepal and only became a professional triathlete at age 30 – having discovered a talent she never knew she had. Five years later she was four-time World Ironman Champion.
Chrissie is passionate about using her platform to convey valuable messages, inspire people, and drive positive change across the world. She is an acclaimed public speaker whose impassioned, energetic and inspiring delivery encourages and energizes audiences to face their fears, set challenging goals, and defy what they think may be possible to achieve.
She addresses corporations, conferences, universities, schools, voluntary organisations and special interest groups with an inspirational message that goes far beyond triathlon and sport. Chrissie is passionate about a range of issues, and is able to speak on a variety of topics, from goal setting and taking risks, to the importance of regular physical activity in mental and physical wellbeing.