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McCormack Talks 2012 Olympics

Macca talks about how he made the decision to go after the 2012 London Olympics, and what exactly he'll have to change in his training to have a chance at the Olympic starting line.

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Macca will ditch an attempt to repeat in Kona in hopes of making the 2012 London Olympics. Photo: Competitive Image
Macca will ditch an attempt to repeat in Kona in hopes of making the 2012 London Olympics. Photo: Competitive Image

Australia’s Chris “Macca” McCormack joins Bob Babbitt and Paul Huddle on the latest edition of Competitor Radio.

Macca talks about how he made the decision to go after the 2012 London Olympics, and what exactly he’ll have to change in his training to have a chance at the Olympic starting line.

“My wife is saying I’m having a mid-life crisis,” Macca said on the show. “I came out of Kona and I was elated. We came home and had some good downtime as a family. I did a couple of interviews at home and I was talking about the federation and as I always do, I put my foot in my mouth a couple of times. I got a phone call from the federation and they asked if they could have a meeting with me. We sat down really to clear the ice and for them to say ‘Hey, congratulations on Kona.’ We got into Olympic talk. I said ‘look, I’d love to have a crack, but I wouldn’t even know how to do it.’ They said the door is slightly open. If you want to have a crack, you definitely can. I came home and talked to my wife and thought why not. This will be the last opportunity in my career to have a crack at it.”

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