Skiing Blind: Mac Marcoux On The Need For Speed, Chasing Medals and Having Fun
Macmilton “Mac” Marcoux is a Canadian Paralympic alpine skier who has collected many Olympic medals and world titles at only 24 years. He started skiing at the age of four but started to lose his sight due to Stargardt disease and became legally blind in 2007. That never stopped him from continuing to pursue his passions and dreams.
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At just 15-years-old, Mac Marcoux was a Para-Alpine World Championships silver medalist. The Sault Ste. Marie born skier joined the team that season and finished his rookie World Cup year with a trio of podiums. In 2014, he made his Paralympic debut, and since then he has won five medals. Marcoux was the 2014 Para-Alpine Crystal Globe winner in both speed disciplines. He won his first of two overall Crystal Globes in 2018. In 2019/20, Marcoux and his guide Tristan Rodgers won eight gold medals en route to another Crystal Globe title. Mac is visually impaired, but that has not stopped him from dominating the skiing world while also hurtling down hills on his mountain bike in the offseason.