Ironman World Champ to Participate in Local Thanksgiving Weekend Event
Renegade Racing announced 2007 & 2010 Ironman World Champion Chris “Macca” McCormack will compete at the annual San Dimas Turkey Tri at Bonelli Park on Thanksgiving weekend. Contenders beware, Macca is sure to dominate the sprint triathlon event, which consists of a ½ mile swim, 14 mile bike, and a 4.5 mile run. “Participants will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to race alongside a world champion. It doesn’t get better than that for triathletes who look up to guys like Macca as they aspire to accomplish tremendous physical fitness goals,” said Race Director Jonathan Pauley.
On racing this event, “I’m really looking forward to racing the Turkey Tri. Home town, local races like these have always been my favorite!”, Macca said. He will also be available at the event for a limited time to sign autographs and guests will have the opportunity to purchase his book, “I’m Here to Win”.
About Chris McCormack
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 2010.
Tri: ½ Mile Swim, 14 Mile Bike, 4.5 Mile Run
Du: ½ Mile Run, 2 Mile Bike, ½ Mile Run
The triathlon begins with a fun filled ½ mile, calm, lake swim. The bike is a 14-mile (2-loop) road course that is mostly flat with a couple of small hills. The run is 4.5 miles on paved surfaces around the lake.
The kids get in the action as we promote physical fitness with the Pumpkin Pie Kids Duathlon, a ½ mile run, 2 mile bike and ½ mile run.
The event benefits the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and will be hosting a food drive in support of the food bank. The mission of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community. To fulfill their mission they: source and acquire food and other products and distribute to needy people through charitable agencies or directly through programs; energize the community to get involved and support hunger relief; conduct hunger education and awareness campaigns and advocate for public policies that alleviate hunger. Their vision is that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County.
Photos of 2010 event available upon request.