Looking back at the top 10 athletes from the last decade: #9

As part of firstoffthebike.com’s countdown to its merge with TriathlonWorld.com, they are counting down the top 10 athletes they have seen in the 10 years they have been covering triathlon.

| February 10, 2017 | PERSONALITY

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Chris McCormack #9

If ever a boxer was caught in a triathletes body it was Chris "Macca" McCormack. McCormack has been a permanent fixture in the triathlon world for what seems like forever. And, on this journey, Macca has taken the tri world through some interesting incarnations. From ITU racer to Ironman champion to Olympic hopeful to Ironman racer to entrepreneur. McCormack has never taken a backward step and has always managed to keep himself relevant.

McCormack won the ITU world title (single day event) and then went on to dominate the Ironman World Championship with his last win in 2010, a signature Macca day.