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To the Finish Line

A World Champion Triathlete’s Guide to Your Perfect Race
Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Sport, Other
4.5 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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Summary

Being mentored by Chrissie Wellington would be a dream for any triathlete. In To the Finish Line, Chrissie presents her distilled wisdom, hard-won over the course of her extraordinary career, to give all triathletes the chance to learn from the very best.

Chrissie writes with emotional honesty, and her warmth and sense of humour also shine through. She speaks frankly about her own experiences - both good and bad - from her career. Such stories will be a source of great inspiration to listeners. This audiobook will also be an invaluable practical resource for triathletes. It contains a significant amount of easily applicable advice on subjects ranging from training tips through to mental strength, transition techniques and nutrition.

©2017 Chrissie Wellington (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Perfect for a triathlon newbie

What made the experience of listening to To the Finish Line the most enjoyable?

Chrissie's style is fresh, funny and engaging. I have huge admiration for Chrissie and won't hesitate in recommending this book to triathlon newbies.

What did you like best about this story?

The volume of the recording was quiet low throughout and particularly at the beginning of each chapter. This made it hard to hear at times whilst driving or when out running near busy roads.

What about Imogen Church’s performance did you like?

Imogen is a 1st class narrator and her tone perfectly suits Chrissie's style. Imogen also narrated "A Life Without Limits" and as such it felt as if I was listening to an old friend :-)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Difficult to listen to in one sitting due to the length and the content.

Any additional comments?

I would suggest the book description should give more guidance on the target audience as the content was geared more towards a beginner and less so for the intermediate to seasoned triathlete.

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Not suitable for audiobook

While many of the chapters are a good listen there are too many list-type sections (such as recipe ideas and training plans) which may work well on a page but not when you hear them out loud.

It’s not Chrissie Wellington’s fault nor that of the narrator however I think a a paper copy of this book would be better.

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Good for real beginners

I expected to pick up more from such a legend in the sport. Sections don't work well as a audio book such as the recipes where she is reading ingredients for. 20 mins.

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Good, but not brilliant

Good content, but not inspired as I thought I might be and also not inspired by the narrator.

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Balanced story and training

Imogen’s second go at narrating For Christie Wellington. A life without limits appealed to me more and is a great inspiring story. This one more s collection of training tips and anecdotes. Great for someone who is new to triathlon but also a good listen for someone with more Tri experience. Chrissie is a very positive and determined person and that is conveyed through both books with an inspiring effect. Also gets over the message, just go, do it and keep it simple. You want to do triathlon, then get a bike, a pair of trainers and a swimsuit. Keep it simple and just work :)

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Not as engaging and her first book

This has good tips for triathletes but plenty of repetition from the first and also not ideal in parts for audiobook as she lists food etc.

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Great for getting back into triathlons

I really enjoyed the audio book but I do think you need the hard copy or ebook. Definitely great advice and a few things in there that I would have never thought off to make tri life easier. Will recommend to friends and family. I will be buying the ebook to look back on now and again.

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Great read

A very well put together book that is well written and excellently narrated by Imogen Church.