Chris McCormack Not Selected For London 2012 Olympics

  • By Paul Moore
  • Published June 1, 2012
  • Updated June 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Chris McCormack will not be racing at the London 2012 Olympics. The two-time Ironman World Champion sensationally left long distance triathlon after his win at Kona in 2010 to try to qualify for London on the Australian team.

And despite the fact that no official announcement has yet been made by Triathlon Australia about their Olympic squad, Macca put out the following tweet:

@MaccaNow: Back to my day job! I need an Hawaiian holiday again soon No London for me! Happy for the Team we picked! Solid, deserving athletes.

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If it is the case that McCormack has not been selected, it marks the end of a solid return to short-course racing for the 39-year-old. After a DNF at his first race back in Kitzbuhel, Macca was repeatedly in or around the top 30 in the races that he entered. However, he faced strong competition from Courtney Atkinson and Brendan Sexton to secure one of the two remaining spots on the Australian team, with Brad Kahlefeldt having already secured his ticket to London.

McCormack will begin his journey to Kona at this weekend’s Ironman Cairns, where he faces a tough race against a solid pro field.

We’ll bring you news once an official announcement from Triathlon Australia has been made, and later today we’ve got a pretty tasty Macca interview for you (let’s just say that he’s already gearing up to take down Lance Armstrong).

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Paul Moore

Paul Moore

Paul Moore is the Online Editor for Triathlete Europe. When not glued to a computer he can be found writing books - most recently Ultra Performance: The Psychology of Endurance Sports and The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges. Both are available on Amazon. Paul has also written Ultimate Triathlon: A complete training guide for long-distance triathletes which is also available on Amazon.