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Three-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington has revealed on her blog that it was a variety of illnesses that led to her illness that forced her to withdraw from the 2010 Ironman World Championship back on Oct. 9.
Wellington stated it was a combination of strep throat, pneumonia and the West Nile Virus that kept her on the sidelines:
“According to the doctors I have (or have had) a heavyweight fighters sized bout of the following: bacterial strep throat, bacterial pneumonia and to top it all off a little mosquito spread blighter by the name of West Nile Virus (I am not sure of the origins of the name, although Boulder is west of the said river).
Wellington goes on to explain that she is focusing on getting healthy in time for November 21’s Ironman Arizona event.