Mac Marcoux22 June 1997 Sault Sainte Marie, Canada
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships: Gold - downhill, super-G, slalom, giant slalom; Silver - super combined
- 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships: Gold - downhill; Silver - super-G
- 2014-15 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup: Overall winner
- Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games: Gold - giant slalom; Bronze - super-G, downhill
- 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships: Silver - giant slalom
Mac Marcoux took to the slopes in 2016-17 with a new guide, Jack Leitch, following the retirement of his brother and guide Billy Joe. But the Canadian did not stop winning.
Marcoux and Leitch had a great season, winning four gold medals at the 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, across speed and technical events. They were only successfully challenged by Italian youngster Giacamo Bertagnolli and guide Fabrizio Casal, who left with the world title in the super combined.
Marcoux also successfully defended his downhill World Cup title with three wins, including one in the downhill at the Test Event for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Heading into the Paralympic season, Marcoux is the man to beat.
The Canadian began skiing at the age of just four and entered his first Para alpine skiing event at 13 after being talent spotted by Alpine Canada.
Just three years later, Marcoux took the slopes of the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort by storm, winning gold in the men’s giant slalom visually impaired with guide Robin Femy on his Paralympic Winter Games debut at Sochi 2014. He also picked up two bronze medals in the downhill and super-G.
His excellent debut was even more impressive given that just weeks before Sochi, Marcoux's original guide and brother Billy Joe had to pull out of the Games with a back injury.
The pair were reunited at the 2015 World Championships on home soil in Panorama and won their first gold medal together. Sadly, they had to withdraw from the competition after Mac suffered an injury.
Their 2014-15 season was nonetheless crowned with an overall World Cup win. The brothers went on to finish third in the overall World Cup standings in 2015-16, as well as winning the super-G and downhill globes.
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