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Chrissie Wellington WINS** London Marathon

Doing the race 'for fun', the retired 4-time IRONMAN World Champion, Chrissie Wellington, finishes the London Marathon in a swift 2:49... and wins her age-group!

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Plenty of life left in the ‘retired’ IRONMAN legend Chrissie Wellington

(** The F40-44 Age-Group)

Of course, she didn’t ‘win’ overall – but the retired / doing it for fun / working mum, Chrissie Wellington, has just finished the London Marathon in 2:49:01. Chrissie finished London 15 years ago in 2002 (a 3:08), which in many ways started her endurance sporting career. It looks like another trophy too, this time as category winner in the F40-44 age-group!

It also means that I personally started this year with a faster half marathon PB than Lucy Gossage and a faster marathon PB than Chrissie. Appropriately, both of those marks have been #chicked in the last two months!

Chrissie Wellington - London Marathon 2017

We’ll have more marathon stats for you soon…

Chrissie Wellington - London Marathon 2017
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Chrissie Wellington - London Marathon 2017
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John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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