Congratulations to our very own Brooks athlete Chrissie Wellington who crossed the finish line with arms held high to reclaim her title as World Champion at the Ford Ironman World Championships held this weekend in Kona, Hawaii. Running happy even in the final miles, Wellington completed the race in a time of 8:55:08 to earn the top spot on the podium for the fourth time.
“Chrissie is the epitome of Brook’s “Run Happy” ethos, and she proved that today not only with her amazing performance, but the way she smiled and pushed herself hard throughout the entire race,” said Jesse Williams, Brooks sports marketing manager. “We are inspired by Chrissie’s passion and the way she motivates her fans to run and be active, and are proud to have her as part of the Brooks team.”
In celebration of Wellington’s triumphant return to Kona, Brooks is selling 200 pairs of a limited edition “Wellington” T7 Racer. All proceeds from the shoe sales will be donated to the Blazeman Foundation for ALS, a charity created in honor of the late Jon “Blazeman” Blais, the only individual with ALS to complete an Ironman and a close friend of Wellington’s. The limited edition T7 Racer is being sold exclusively on www.brooksrunning.com.
Below are photos from Chrissie’s triumphant race in Kona. How has Chrissie’s win inspired you?