Mack Clarkson
Mack Clarkson
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Age? 32
Born where? Box Hill!!!
Star sign Aquarius
Single/married/kids Married to Anna with a little boy, Rick
Occupation Building Maintenance Officer
Nickname/s Mack-daddy
Current bike Giant Tcr1
Current shoes Nike Pegasus for training, Nike air streak for racing (just like Cameron Brown - he must have the same running gait as me!)
When did you begin triathlon and why? Sick of getting knocked around playing football and I always liked the multi disciplined aspect of triathlon
How many years in NTC? 4
What is your sporting background? Football
How many triathlons? 2 x Ironman, 4x 1/2 ironman, 1 x long distance, 4x Olympic distances, roughly 18 sprint distances
Greatest achievement in triathlon? 2006 Port Macquarie Ironman - 110th overall in a time of 10.03. Winning the Hexman overall in 2006
Greatest achievement outside of triathlon? 1999 Premiership with Warrandyte, playing 2 senior VFL games for Box Hill, 32 senior games for East Ringwood, meeting Anna
Best result? EFL Div 3 League best & fairest 1999. 2nd Youth State Titles Windsurfing Championships. There were only 3 of us!!
Best and worst triathlon legs and why? Best - Run because of my Footy background and I use to do xcountry running at School. Worst - Swimming because I never liked the pool much as a youngster. Love openwater swimming now!
Most embarrassing moment in triathlon? Doing only one lap of a two lap cycling leg in a triathlon. Karina thought it was very funny. I thought I'd smashed the course record!!
Three people you would like to invite to dinner? Owen Wilson, Ben Stiller and Jim Carrey
Favourite music? Everclear, Placebo, The Cure and lately Eskimo Joe as far as bands go. I like dance music that gets me shakin by booty too!
Favourite film? Shawshank Redemption, The Cable Guy
Favourite TV show? Enough Rope, Footy Show
Favourite triathlon distance? Olympic or Hexman! (660,30,7)
Favourite race? Port Macquarie & Port Arlington
Favourite food? Anna's Lasagna or her Chicken bake. I wash up!!
Favourite drink? Vanilla Coke, VB really cold
Triathlon goals To qualify for Kona (Hawaii Ironman) one day
Passions outside triathlon? Mountain biking, relaxing!!
Describe yourself in 5 words or less Easy going, enthusiastic

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