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Twitter Roundup: Macca Goes For The Olympics

  • By Courtney Baird
  • Published Feb 18, 2011
  • Updated Jun 19, 2012 at 12:20 PM UTC

Inside Triathlon editor-in-chief Courtney Baird breaks down what happened in the triathlon twitter world this week.

In what was easily the biggest news to be discussed on Twitter this week, Chris McCormack (@MaccaNow) announced that he’s forgoing Kona in favor of a run for the Olympics: News is out. Have a meeting w/ the Australian High Performance Team on Sat. I am aware this is a big move, but u only live once! #NoRegrets

Ironman athlete Eneko Llanos (@enekollanos) commented on the big news: @MaccaNow I’d love to do the same, but first I have to win Kona!! Maybe Rio 2016…good luck!! see you in Abu Dhabi

So did ITU speedster Lisa Norden (@lisanorden): Good move @MaccaNow! See ya in London!

So did Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker (@jarrodshoemaker): FUN! Macca gunning for Olympics! RT @GregBennett1: Welcome @MaccaNow … another old boy on the course would be fun! http://bit.ly/eGsBAH

So did coach Cliff English (@CliffEnglish): I love it!! @MaccaNow Good luck mate!

(And so did many others…)

In other news, Ironman pro Terenzo Bozzone (@terenzo1) got a visit from the drug testers: Good old drug testers. Just what you feel like after a long day.

So did Chrissie Wellington (@chrissiesmiles): 6am visit from the anti-doping blood and pee patrol this morning. i support the increased global, in and out of competition testing 100%

And Wellington also celebrated a birthday: @chrissiesmiles: Thanks for all the birthday wishes! cant believe i am another year older!

Click here to see last week’s Twitter roundup.

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Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird is the editor-in-chief of Inside Triathlon magazine.

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