The Boss Chris “Macca” McCormack crossed the New York City Marathon start line in the same wave as the pro men, but wasn’t there as a professional.
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Having lived and trained in Thailand’s tropical heat, Macca was excited about racing in New York’s cool temperatures. With his brand new fluorescent green Under Armour cold gear, you wouldn’t have missed him on that course.
“On our way to the NY City marathon start. It’s cold, windy but dry. Going to rock. Hanging with the @UARunning team,” he tweeted.
Macca started off hot and at one point was on target to run a sub-3 hour marathon.
It was never really about setting an open marathon personal record though. He took in the sights running a deceptively hilly course through the five boroughs of New York City, and crossed the finish line in 3:44 alongside fellow pro triathlete Tim Berkel. “Great way to enjoy the city,” he wrote. “Nice finish.”