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    Alpine Skiing | Athlete Profile: Mac MARCOUX - Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

    Athlete Profile - Mac MARCOUX

    Birth Date:  20 Jun 1997
    Age:  20
    Gender:   Male


    Mac MARCOUX - Schedule

    Start Time Event Status
    Wed, 7 Mar 11:00EST
    Men's Downhill, Visually Impaired 1st Training Run
    Sat, 10 Mar 10:47EST
    Men's Downhill, Visually Impaired
    Sun, 11 Mar 11:02EST
    Men's Super-G, Visually Impaired
    Tue, 13 Mar 11:15EST
    Men's Super Combined, Visually Impaired Super-G
    Wed, 14 Mar Followed by
    Men's Giant Slalom, Visually Impaired Run 1
    Wed, 14 Mar Followed by
    Men's Giant Slalom, Visually Impaired Run 2
    Sat, 17 Mar 9:30
    Men's Slalom, Visually Impaired Run 1
    Sat, 17 Mar 14:00
    Men's Slalom, Visually Impaired Run 2


    DNF: Did not finish
    EST: Estimated Start Time

    Biographical Information

    Paralympic Games
    1Giant Slalom, Visually Impaired2014Sochi, RUS2:29.62
    3Downhill, Visually Impaired2014Sochi, RUS1:23.02
    3Super-G, Visually Impaired2014Sochi, RUS1:20.77
    DNFSlalom, Visually Impaired2014Sochi, RUSDNF
    DNFSuper Combined, Visually Impaired2014Sochi, RUSDNF
    World Championships
    1Downhill, Visually Impaired2017Tarvisio, ITA1:10.98
    1Slalom, Visually Impaired2017Tarvisio, ITA1:23.79
    1Giant Slalom, Visually Impaired2017Tarvisio, ITA2:09.92
    1Super-G, Visually Impaired2017Tarvisio, ITA1:04.22
    1Downhill, Visually Impaired2015Panorama, BC, CAN1:29.68
    2Super Combined, Visually Impaired2017Tarvisio, ITA1:51.97
    2Super-G, Visually Impaired2015Panorama, BC, CAN1:24.04
    2Giant Slalom, Visually Impaired2013La Molina, ESP2:13.59
    5Super Combined, Visually Impaired2013La Molina, ESP1:47.96
    8Super-G, Visually Impaired2013La Molina, ESP1:14.68
    11Downhill, Visually Impaired2013La Molina, ESP1:31.94
    DSQSlalom, Visually Impaired2013La Molina, ESPDSQ
    Hobbies Mountain biking, fishing, stock car racing, camping. (paralympic.org, 28 Jul 2015)
    Occupation Athlete
    Family Partner Chelsea Gaudette
    Languages spoken English
    Club name Searchmont Ski Runners [Canada]
    Coach Jean-Sebastien Labrie [national], CAN (NPC Media Guide, 2018)
    Sporting/Famous relatives His older brother Billy Joe was his guide before retiring from the sport in 2016. (paralympic.org, 18 Oct 2016)

    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) 

    National team 2013 (alpinecanada.org, Dec 2016)
    Start 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. (saultstar.com, 29 Jan 2013)
    Reason His family liked skiing and after his vision deteriorated, he was informed about the opportunities in Para skiing by a representative from Alpine Canada. (saultstar.com, 29 Jan 2013)
    Ambition To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralympic.org, 18 Oct 2016)
    Memorable Achievement Winning a gold medal in giant slalom at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (CBC Sports YouTube channel, 14 Jan 2016)
    Influence His older brother Billy Joe. (paralympic.org, 18 Oct 2016)
    Rituals He always chews gum before a race. (CBC Sports YouTube channel, 14 Jan 2016)
    Philosophy "You ain't trying hard enough if you're not making any mistakes." (cbc.ca, 07 Mar 2014)
    Awards 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)
    Additional information

    B3 (IPC, 18 Feb 2018)

    Type of Impairment
    Vision impairment (NPC Media Guide, 2018)

    Impairment Details
    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)

    Jack Leitch (paralympic.org, 19 Feb 2018)

    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)

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