Challenge Family Announces All-Star Athlete Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack to Race Atlantic City

December 16th, 2013

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY (DECEMBER 16, 2013) – Challenge Family, the global long-distance triathlon series, is set to make its much anticipated debut in the United States on June 29, 2014 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Challenge Atlantic City is proud to announce world-class athlete Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack will be racing the inaugural event.

Chris McCormack 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 less than 8 hours, a feat only 5 other athletes have completed. In 2007 and again in 2010 he won the Ironman World Championships.

Challenge Atlantic City reflects the efforts by the Challenge Family and local race directors, Robert Vigorito and Stephen Del Monte, to deliver the world’s best triathlon experience to athletes, families, and Atlantic City stakeholders.

“Chris McCormack is without question one of the greatest triathletes in the world,” said Del Monte. “We are honored to have him racing at the Inaugural Challenge Atlantic City. We’re confident Atlantic City and the surrounding communities will provide Macca with a unique and memorable experience.”

“Macca racing and supporting our first ever Challenge event in the USA, in historic Atlantic City, is huge and brings continued credibility and excitement to the outstanding Challenge brand of triathlon,” Robert Vigorito said. “Our triathletes are in for an extraordinary event!”

To view Robert McCormack’s official video announcing participation in Challenge Atlantic City, visit For further information on Challenge Family visit

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For further media information, please contact:

Lisa Johnson
Lisa Johnson Communications
T: 609-788-8548 

Robert Vigorito
Race Director – Challenge Atlantic City
T: 443-908-8433 

Victoria Murray-Orr
Marketing & Communications Director – Challenge Family
T: +64 275 617 893

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Challenge Family Announces All-Star Athlete Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack to Race Atlantic City

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Victoria Murray-Orr
+64 275 617 893

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