Chris McCormack At Ironman 70.3 UK: Official
World Champion Chris McCormack to race Ironamn 70.3 UK.
Macca will be returning in just over a week!
Double Ironman World Champion Chris “Macca” McCormack has confirmed he is returning to Ironman racing this year and will be on the start line once again at the Ironman 70.3 UK event held at Wimbleball Lake on June 17 2012, a race Macca won seven years ago, describing it then as the “toughest 70.3 in the world”!
Macca first raced the Ironman 70.3 UK in 2006 the first ever to be held at Wimbleball Lake and quotes “ I remember how tough the race was and have been meaning to come back for years but something has always popped up. I am looking forward to coming back; it has been way too long”
2012 has seen Macca compete on the ITU circuit for a place in the 2012 London Olympic Games, however he has decided to make a trip to the UK in pursue of those important Ironman Qualifying Points.
Kevin Stewart, Managing Director for Ironman 70.3 UK quoted “it is great that Macca is returning to Wimbleball, he is a legend in the sport with his World Champion Titles and 200 Professional Race victories under his belt he is an exciting addition to the already strong pro field. Macca coming to the event means we have all four Male Champions since the Ironman 70.3 UK has been held at Wimbleball racing each other. “
Macca will join 2,000 age group athletes. The 1.2 mile swim in Wimbleball Lake is followed by a challenging 56 mile bike course through the Exmoor National Park before the half-marathon takes them back around Wimbleball Lake to that all important finish line.
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on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 2:12 pm under Pro Triathlon News, Triathlon News.
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