Chris McCormack, the current Ironman World Champion will not finally participate in the TriStar111 Madrid. The Australian triathlete has decided to focus his season on preparing for his assault on the London Olympics. Macca is based in Aix-Les Bains in France with the rest of the Australian team, and has told us that he has varied his training schedule to assess his progress with the national team.
Macca had planned to compete in Madrid, but the cancellation of the TEAM test and the need to focus his season on the imminent ITU tests in Hamburg and London to try to continue his announced fight to get a passport to the 2012 Olympic Games have led to this decision.
McCormack has made it very clear that he hopes to return to TriStar series racing this season and is working with the Star Events team to ensure his presence in more races on the calendar, which continues to increase in Europe and around the world. McCormack, who competed at TriStar Nevis and TriStar Mallorca earlier this year, has been a strong supporter of this new world series for the past two seasons.
“To be honest, it's quite disappointing for me not being able to come to Madrid. I have to work closely with my team and the Australian Federation, here in France, to look forward to the London Olympics and the rest of the season. I am in exceptional shape after winning the Cairns Challenge in Australia 3 weeks ago, but now I am focused on my training to gain a bit of speed that will make me more competitive on the ITU circuit. I intend to be very focused on TriStar events at the end of the season. The distance and format is unique, a perfect challenge for triathletes who compete in both Olympic distance races and Ironman 70.3. I am looking forward to racing a TriStar again, and I hope that everyone competing in TriStar111 Madrid enjoys the race to the fullest. I hope they accept my registration for 2012, I have to compete in Madrid next year. Sounds great. Yes, you can! ” affirms Macca
Source: Star Events
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