Wellington wows in London

To celebrate her age-group win at the London marathon, we look back at one of Chrissie Wellington's big triathlon wins.

| April 25, 2017 | PERSONALITY

Chrissie Wellington sets another world-best time (8:18:13) at Challenge Roth in 2011.

Chrissie Wellington sets another world-best time (8:18:13) at Challenge Roth in 2011.

Photo >Michael Rauschendorfer / triaphoto.com

When Chrissie Wellington set the standard for full-distance racing in 2011 - her 8:18:13 remains the fastest time in full-distance history - she ran a blistering 2:44:35 marathon.

On the weekend the 40-year-old ran an impressive 2:49:01 to win her age group at the London marathon.

Since retiring in 2012 Wellington has managed to stay busy. She married Tom Lowe a few years ago and the two welcomed daughter Esme to the world last year. She has a second book coming out soon and is the director of participation for Park Run. 

As an professional athlete Wellington did a lot to promote the Blazeman Foundation (an organization founded in memory of John Blais, who completed the Ironman World Championship with ALS), routinely doing "the Blazeman roll" as she crossed the finish line for her many wins. It comes as no surprise, then, that she did the marathon this weekend as a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK and the Epilepsy Society.

Our photo of the day both celebrates her big day in Roth and her impressive run this weekend.

Congratulations, Chrissie!