Overcoming the Odds

It takes all the right ingredients to be a successful professional athlete. Chris McCormack has the ideal mix — great ambassador for the sport, a terrific accent, and one of the world’s best triathletes. Chris has won a lot of races, but some of the experts said he’d never win Ironman Hawaii. As a kid, Chris dreamed of victory in Kona. As a world class triathlete, he overcame the odds and celebrated a very special win on Ali’i Drive.

This week’s Motivational Monday video came from an unexpected source… It’s actually a CLIF Bar commercial but it features Chris McCormack’s fantastic story of overcoming the odds to win the 2007 Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii.

The 2007 event was Chris’ sixth try at the World Championships race. The year before, Chris finished in second place and was only 2 minutes behind the winner so his victory in 2007 was extremely sweet!

Chris’ victory celebration was very inspirational!

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