Tuesday, 1 January 2008
Macca Ford Ironman 2007 World Champion Kona Hawaii
A very special Triathlete
I personally admired: Chris McCormack (April 4, 1973) is an Australian , known affectionately to the triathlon community as Macca. McCormack began competing on international-distance courses in 1996
McCormack won Ironman Australia in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Twice he has finished the Quelle Challenge Roth, an Iron-Distance triathlon in under 8 hours, a feat only 5 Triathlete
have completed. Finally In 2007 he won the Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii after 6 attempts at the race coming as close as second, within 2 minutes of the winner, in 2006.
Words from his prerace "It's my dream, and it's been a difficult one. Had I come to Hawaii in 2002 and won, I don't think I'd appreciate what Hawaii is as much as I do now"
The Ironman World Triathlon Championship or Ironman Triathlon is an annual triathlon race, made famous by its grueling length, race conditions, and sports television coverage.
Held every fall in the US city of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, the race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim in Kailua-Kona Bay, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride across the Hawaiian lava desert to Hawi and back), and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island (from Keauhou to Keahole Point to Kailua-Kona); finishing on Ali'i Drive.
Living the spirit of Macca, Nothing is impossible and keep all your dreams alive!!May all of you have a victorious 2008. Happy New Year!