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Chris McCormack

Posted on: Saturday 13th June 2015


Born: 4 April 1973

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Representing: Australia


Started triathlon in: 1991

Professional since: 1996

Trains in: Phuket, Thailand; Sydney, Australia


With 4 world championships to his name in short-course and long-course, and a Goodwill Games gold medalist Chris McCormack is one of the most successful athletes in the history of triathlon.

After a year racing internationally, in 1997, he recorded six top-10 finishes in ITU World Cup racing and finished the year ranked number one in the world, winning both the 1997 ITU Triathlon World Championships and the 1997 ITU Triathlon World Cup, the first male triathlete ever to win both titles in the same year.

Shifting focus to the longer distance in 2002 he won on debut at Ironman Australia and went on to defend the title four times. He also logged a record 4 ironman finishes under 8 hours, making him one of the fastest-ever ironman finishers.  Winning the Ironman World Championship twice is the crowning achievement of his career.

He has won the famed Challenge Roth race three times, breaking the record on each occasion. He is a Challenge Ambassador who is passionate about improving all aspects of triathlon, while still competing at the top of the sport. Better known as Macca he is passionate about training, racing, the business and his family.

 Career Highlights

3 x           Challenge Roth Champion

Goodwill Games Gold Medalist

1997       ITU World Champion

‘07/’10   Ironman World Champion

2012       ITU Long Course World Champion

2013        Challenge Rimini Champion

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