Chris 'Macca' McCormack touches down in St Kitts this friday on his way over to Nevis to compete in both the Cross Channel Swim (StarMile2.5) and the TriStar111 Nevis International Triathlon.
The 2 Time Hawaii Ironman Champion will be hosted by the prestigious Four Seasons Resort during his stay on the island, Chris is the first triathlete to join the likes of Michael Jordan et al as a Wheaties front man, he is joined by former World Champion Olivier Marceau who will both serve as athletes and ambassadors with the TriStar Triathlon company. Other pro athletes in attendance will be Brazil's Fernanda Keller, Britains Emma- Kate Lidbury and Ian Osborne ,and from the USA, Wolf Guembel and Ben Greenfield, St Kitts & Nevis very own Kim Collins will also be on hand as an event ambassador with France's Paul Belmondo.
Chris McCormack (born 4 April 1973) is an Australian triathlete, known affectionately to the triathlon community as Macca. McCormack began competing on international-distance courses in 1996, winning both the 1997 Triathlon World Championships and the 1997 ITU World Cup Series; to date, no-one else has won both titles in a single year.
After shifting focus to longer distance racing he displayed exceptional aptitude for the distance winning many races. 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 other athletes have completed. 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. He again won the Ironman World Championships in November 2010.