Chrissie Wellington OBE is Global Head of Health and Wellbeing for Parkrun and is also four-time Ironman World Champion.
Chrissie was awarded a first-class degree by the University of Birmingham (BsC Geography) and a Distinction from the University of Manchester (MA Econ Development Studies).
Prior to becoming a professional athlete in 2007, she worked for the British Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) as a policy adviser on international development and also managed water and sanitation projects in Nepal.
She published her Sunday Times Best Selling autobiography, A Life Without Limits, in 2012, and To the Finish Line: A World Champion Triathlete’s Guide to Your Perfect Race, in 2017.
Chrissie was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to sport and charity.