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MARCOUX Mac
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age21
Place of BirthSault Sainte Marie, CAN
Height1.75 m
Weight 68 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B3
Guide
Jack Leitch
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Chelsea Gaudette
Residence
Sault Sainte Marie, ON, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age four with his family at the Buttermilk Mountain Resort in Goulais River, ON, Canada. He entered his first Para skiing event at age 13.
Why this sport?
His family liked skiing and after his vision deteriorated, he was informed about the opportunities in Para skiing by a representative from Alpine Canada.
Club / Team
Searchmont Ski Runners: Canada
Name of coach
Jean-Sebastien Labrie [national], CAN
General Interest
Hobbies
Mountain biking, fishing, stock car racing, camping. (paralympic.org, 28 Jul 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in giant slalom at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (CBC Sports YouTube channel, 14 Jan 2016)
Most influential person in career
His older brother Billy Joe. (paralympic.org, 18 Oct 2016)
Injuries
He competed at the 2015 World Championships in Panorama, BC, Canada, despite having a torn meniscus and a minor medial collateral ligament [MCL] injury in his knee. (paralympic.org, 08 Aug 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He always chews gum before a race. (CBC Sports YouTube channel, 14 Jan 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You ain't trying hard enough if you're not making any mistakes." (cbc.ca, 07 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He was named the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] Athlete of the Month for February 2018. (paralympic.org, 06 Mar 2018)

He received the Male Para alpine Athlete of the Year award at the 2016 Canadian Ski Racing Awards. (paralympic.org, 18 Mar 2016)

He took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (paralympic.org, 08 Aug 2015)

In October 2014 he and his brother Billy Joe were inducted into the Sault Sainte Marie Sports Hall of Fame in Canada. (saultstar.com, 21 Oct 2014)

He received the Best [Paralympic Winter] Games Debut award at the 2014 Canadian Paralympic Sport Awards. (paralympic.org, 22 Sep 2014)
Famous relatives
His older brother Billy Joe was his guide before retiring from the sport in 2016. (paralympic.org, 18 Oct 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralympic.org, 18 Oct 2016)
Impairment
He began to lose his vision at age nine because of Stargardt disease. In 2007 he was declared legally blind. (saultstar.com, 29 Jan 2013)
Other information
YOUNG TALENT
He was the youngest athlete in any sport on the Canadian team at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Mar 2018; NPC Media Guide, 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:23.02
3 2014 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:20.77 
  2014 Slalom - Visually Impaired DNF
  2014 Super Combined - Visually Impaired DNF
1 2014 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:29.62 
1 2018 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:23.93
  2018 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2018 Super Combined - Visually Impaired  DNF
3 2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:17.51
4 2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:38.39
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2012/2013 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:31.94
8 2012/2013 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:14.68
  2012/2013 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DSQ
5 2012/2013 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 1:47.96
2 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:13.59
1 2014/2015 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:29.68
2 2014/2015 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:24.04
1 2016/2017 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:10.98
1 2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:04.22
2 2016/2017 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 1:51.97
1 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:09.92
1 2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:23.79
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
  2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
2 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:44.26
5 2015/2016 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:21.53
2 2015/2016 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:12.78
2 2015/2016 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:12.81
1 2015/2016 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:19.36
1 2015/2016 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:21.99
1 2016/2017 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:26.53
2 2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:33.23
  2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
4 2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:38.74
1 2017/2018 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:14.22
1 2017/2018 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:14.10
1 2017/2018 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:18.36
1 2017/2018 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:18.99