174 Photos - May 21, 2012
Photo: Video: Photo: 10. The rolling hills around Lake San Antonio are spectacular.Photo: 11. Roos on the way out to the turn-around.Photo: 13. Macca tempered his effort to save his legs for next week's ITU event.Photo: Photo: Photo: 16. Ecstatic volunteers staffed the aid tables.Photo: 17. Roos riding through an open field just before the turn-around.Photo: 18. Blair Bronson competing for Oregon State.Photo: 22. Macca mimicking his "just taking it easy" elbow-on-the-armrest position he flashed en route to the 2010 Ironman world championship. He couldn't help but laugh.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: 33. Macca strolling down the finish line.Photo: 34. Crossing ahead of the collegians.Photo: Photo: 37. Third place finisher Thomas Roos and many others cramped shortly after crossing the line.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: 4. The swim course is one big loop through beautiful Lake San Antonio.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: 5. Five collegiate athletes including Thomas Roos of Stanford came out of the water ahead of McCormack.Photo: 6. Macca elected to swim without a cap or goggles.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: 1. Macca has four Wildflower Long Course titles, but he raced the Olympic distance this year to keep his legs fresh for next week's ITU WTS race in San Diego, where Macca hopes to strengthen his case for one of Australia's Olympic slots.Photo: Photo: Photo: