Posted on: Saturday 13th June 2015
Born: 4 April 1973
Birthplace: Sydney, 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.
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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