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Macca’s to Host Training Camp


Chris “Macca”McCormack has announced that he is personally leading a training camp for athletes  hoping to tune-up for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship and Ironman World Championship. The four-time world champion is the Thanyapura Executive Chairman and is launching the company’s ‘most advanced triathlon training camp ever’ from  August 23 through 30. Based at the Thanyapura Phuket hotel in Thailand, this remarkable opportunity will give athletes the chance to train alongside some of the best professionals in the world, with a programme devised by McCormack himself and Jurgen Zack, Thanyapura’s Triathlon Senior Head Coach.

“I like to call it a pro fantasy camp,” McCormack said. “It’s a camp that the pros will use in the build up to Kona, and it’s a camp that I did last year. Anyone who’s been to Anyapura knows that we have elite personnel and facilities. We have Andrea Capellari, a mind-conditioning coach to build mental strength and positivity.”

He added, “We’ve got an outstanding strength and conditioning programme; we do baseline blood work, we have arguably the best 50m swimming pool in Asia, probably the only 500m running track in the world; and the cycling opportunities in the area are ideal…The hot conditions will prepare athletes to better handle Kona’s stifling heat.”

Thanyapura’s 23-hectare complex is a training base for a number of triathlon stars including two-time world champion Caroline Steffen, Ronnie Schildknecht and Belinda Granger. The Super Camp will feature a motivational evening with McCormack and Zack, with video analysis, swim and run technique analysis, ice baths, a round trip airport transfer and mind training sessions.“As you must have worked out already, Thanyapura is not a normal sports and wellness destination,” McCormack said. “It uses the most sophisticated methods to get the very best out of the body and mind. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t believe that. My whole life has been governed by the pursuit of excellence, and that is Thanyapura’s ethos too.”

The Thanyapura Triathlon Super Camp costs US $1,400. For more information visit: www.thanyapura.com