Tag: Chris McCormack
Chris McCormack, the 2010 Ford Ironman World Champion, came in studio for a great one on one chat. His stories on Faris Al Sultan and Normann Stadler after the 2006 Ironman are epic!
The first non-African to run sub 27:00 for 10,000 meters, America’s Chris Solinsky, came on to chat about his career and his American Record setting run . Believe it or not, the 10,000 he ran on May 1st at Stanford was his first ever 10,000. Not a bad debut! Co-hosting this time around was the 2010 Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack. Solinsky and McCormack are both considered too large to be successful at their chosen profession. Solinsky is 6’1” and 160 pounds and towers over his competitors at 5,000 and 10,000 while Macca, at 175 pounds, is the heaviest man to ever win in Kona. There was obviously a lot of mutual respect going on during the conversation.
Chris McCormack came in studio after taking fourth in the 2009 race. Being off the pace in the swim forced him to play catch up all day long.
Chris McCormack 2009 42 min.
Chris McCormack of Australia tried for a number of years to win the Ironman and each time he came up short. Then, in 2007, he finally won the biggest race of his amazing career. Macca came on with us a week after his victory while the memory was still fresh.
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Why does Chris McCormack look at his second place finish in 2006 and his fourth place in 2009 as his two best races in Kona? What will it take for Normann Stadler to be a factor again? How can Macca beat two-time Ironman champion Craig Alexander? These are just a few of the topics touched upon in this really fun conversation with the 2007 champion.
John Brenkus is the Emmy Award winning creator, Executive Producer and host of ESPN’s Sports Science. His stories on Nutty Buddy, doing the Ironman with Chris McCormack and basically being the Ultimate Crash Test Dummy are hilarious!
Chris McCormack has dreamed of winning the Ironman for twenty years. He dropped out in Kona twice, walked the marathon once and then finished sixth and second before FINALLY winning the Super Bowl of Triathlon on Saturday October 13, 2007. Listen in as Macca goes through the biggest day of his life!