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Chris McCormack (@Maccanow) chats about his ITU Long Course World Champ., and his motivation for returning to Kona:

Chris McCormack (@Maccanow) chats about his ITU Long Course World Champ., and his motivation for returning to Kona:

Despite questioning his current bike fitness, McCormack felt good about his run speed after spending time on the ITU circuit. “I’ve always said when I went to do ITU I just couldn’t keep up,” he says. “They were just flat-out too fast. With this long course stuff, it’s whoever slows down last wins. You can always do the pace—just don’t slow down doing it.” McCormack says at his age (nearing 40) he feels more comfortable at the longer distances, but even surprised himself with some of the numbers he could hit during short-course training. For instance, he was doing 8x1K repeats comfortably under 2:45 at training camp. “I was like, wow! But that doesn’t cut it anymore! I ran 31:02 off the bike at a world cup and was 1:20 behind—I used to win with that. But that’s the evolution of the sport. Even though I wasn’t as fast as the Brownlees, I still got faster than I thought I co...

Full article: http://triathlon.competitor.com/2012/07/news/macca-ready-...

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