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Kona champ Chrissie Wellington: Freak of nature?

Kona champ Chrissie Wellington

Originally Published: October 13, 2011
By Kathryn Bertine

I've always wanted to be a freak of nature. The good kind, where I'm so genetically gifted I can wake up and run a sub-2:45 marathon, or take the bike out for a 30-mph spin on my rest days, or call the International Olympic Committee and let them know which event I'll be entering in London. That kind of freakiness would be pretty terrific. The only catch being that it doesn't exist. Turns out that, even in a super athlete, the freakiest set of lungs, heart and power-to-weight ratio is still governed ...

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