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Chrissie Wellington throws her support behind new women's triathlon social network

Posted Feb 10 2009 10:03am

Wellington The new ning.com based Social network is called "GOTRibal"

The stated goal of the network is, "An organization aimed at empowering women and promoting triathlon around the world"

As of this writing the network had 45 members including professional triathlete Jessi Stensland.

Oddly, we could not find Chrissie Wellington in the members section however she does give the new social network a ringing endorsement when she writes on the main page:

"But in reality there are no limits to what you can achieve, in sport and outside. Only the limits you place on yourself. So whether it is a walk, a 5km run or an Ironman, if you have faith in yourself and a support network around you, those colossal mountains can truly feel like mole hills once you have scaled them.

But we cannot do it alone. And that is why I am so proud and excited to be involved in the development of GOTribal – a global movement which aims to encourage and help people around the world, particularly women, raise their own bar that little bit higher - providing them with a cocoon of support in which they can grow, flourish and become the athletes that they never thought they could be. And like a snowball the ‘pay it forward’ support process will roll around the world, growing and building as it gathers energy and momentum: building bridges, breaking down barriers, inspiring confidence, encouraging participation and enabling people to realise their dreams. No matter who they are."

You can join and/or read the rest of Wellington' s endorsement HERE.

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