Professional triathlete Chris McCormack, aka Macca, details the ups and downs of his successful career in his book, I’m Here to Win. Macca burst on to the triathlon scene in 1992 as a 18 year old kid. Oblivious to the extent of his talent, everyone else was not. From there Macca struggles with the desire to continue triathlon and his dad’s expectation of finishing college and getting the all-important job that defines traditional success.
Macca obviously would go on to carve his path as a professional triathlete. His signature of dominating races and talking smack didn’t always go over well with fellow triathletes, but the Aussie was certainly full of fight and navigated his way through the world of triathlon–eventually landing in Kona for the Ironman World Championships.
Again, just like many of the books I review here, I’m Here to Win is not all about triathlon. It is a successful and engaging attempt by Macca to expose the root of his well-known personality. He exposes the secrets behind his motivation, his cockiness, and his enormous success. We learn that the man behind the professional triathlete is well deserving of respect, and has much to share with age-groupers and professional triathletes alike.