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Macca’s Musings: The Distance Debate By Chris McCormack Published 3 hours ago comments Tweet Share Share Print Photo: Nils Nilsen Chris McCormack weighs in—Ironman vs. short course: Which is harder? After taking a year off from Ironman racing to chase Olympic representation, I’ve become the go-to guy for comparing the distances. It has been funny to constantly hear the same question: “Which is harder: Ironman or short course?” As one of the few athletes who has been successful at both ITU racing and Ironman, I can weigh in on this debate from a position of experience. I was a short-course star more than a decade ago (I won a world championship in 1997), and moved to Ironman racing in 2002. Many of the preconceptions I had about short-course racing still ring true today. The pace of the athletes up front was amazing, and the skills they had developed to be successful were r...

Full article: http://triathlon.competitor.com/2012/11/features/maccas-m...

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