Chrissie Bowie


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Daisy's latest extraordinary woman, Chrissie, shares her incredible feats of endurance as an Ironman triathlete.

Chrissie is a 51 year old triathlete successfully competing within her age group and specialising in the longer course events. She is a high school teacher as well as teaching taekwondo and also trains in hapkido and kumdo. She has two beautiful, grown up daughters.

She loves to grow and ferment her own food, as well as foraging and discovering new foods. Since removing most of the carbs from her diet, Chrissie has enjoyed success in numerous endurance events and has found that post race and training recovery have improved dramatically. The highlight for her so far was qualifying for, and then participating in the World Ironman Championship in Kona, Hawaii 2016. She constantly seeks to improve her performance and find ways to tweak her nutrition strategy for training and racing. Her goal is to maximise her health potential in order to prolong physical and mental longevity.

  • You can find out more about the Kokoda challenge event here
  • The Port Mac triathlon is in NSW Australia. The Ironman Australia is held in Port Mac, NSW Australia. You can see details of the event here
  • The book Chrissie mentioned was David Perlmutter’s Grain Brain

This week’s end quote is from Shalane Flannagan - a US Olympic marathoner.

Don’t be afraid to dream of achieving the impossible.

(Richard Morris) #2

Chrissie is an inspiring athlete.

Great interview Daisy


She sure is. Awestruck!

(Sybella) #4

Chrissie is awesome. Very inspiring