Marcoux burst onto the IPC World Cup scene in 2013 when, at just 15 years old, he scored three World Cup podium finishes and earned a silver medal at the world championships in La Molina, Spain. In 2014 he became a three-time Paralympic medallist when he (guided by Robin Fémy) won gold in giant slalom and bronze in downhill and super-G at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games as the youngest member of the Canadian Paralympic Team. Marcoux races in the visually impaired category and is guided by his older brother, BJ Marcoux. The close-knit brothers, from Sault-Ste Marie, Ont., used to go-cart race competitively until Mac lost his vision to a degenerative condition. Inspired by Canada’s McKeever brothers, the pair took their need for speed to the ski hill and haven’t looked back.
Gold - Giant slalom - Paralympic WInter Games - Sochi, RUS (2014)
Bronze - Downhill, super-G - Paralympic WInter Games - Sochi, RUS (2014)
2nd - Giant slalom - IPC World Championships - La Molina, SPA (2013)
Three-time Canadian champion (2013, 2014)
IPC World Cup rankings
Giant slalom: 6th
Sault-Ste Marie, Ont.
Sault-Ste Marie, Ont.
Sault-Ste Marie, Ont.
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First memory of skiing? Night skiing at Buttermilk Resort with my family.
Best moment in ski racing? Winning a silver medal in giant slalom with my brother BJ at the world championships in La Molina, Spain, Feb. 2013.
Worst moment in ski racing? Missing the second-to-last gate in slalom at the world championships in La Molina , Spain.
What is your Paralympic dream? To win gold at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games with my brother BJ as my guide.
What is the best thing about having the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia? A great country to experience with my teammates and my family.
If you could listen to one song before leaving the start gate, what would it be? “Lose Yourself” Eminem
If you could bring any three people in the world - living or from the past - to one of your races, who would they be? My mom Lee, my dad Bill, and my sister Avery because they have encouraged me to let nothing hold me back and to follow my dreams.
Hidden talent: I like to race stock cars. It’s such a rush!
If you had just one day left to live, how would you spend it? I would start with heli-skiing in Alaska and end with fishing somewhere beautiful with my friends and family.
If you could own a business or be trained in any career other than ski racing, what would you choose? I would like to be a sports psychologist so that I can help athletes work on their dynamics and become the best they can be.
When I’m not skiing, you can probably find me: fishing, four-wheeling or at the race track.
What’s the best thing about your hometown? I live on the North shore of Lake Superior with a great beach and some of the best freshwater fishing in the world.
What's the most surprising thing in your suitcase when you’re on the road? Treats or notes from home. I love finding those hidden when I’m away as it lets me know that people are thinking about me when I am away.
What's your favourite thing to eat or drink during race season? My favourite thing to eat is chocolate! And of course Swiss chocolate is the best.
If you could design your own World Cup spot anywhere in the world, where would it be? I wish we could have a World Cup race in Northern Ontario so all of my friends and family could come out to watch us ski.
Where is your favourite place to race or train? My favourite place to race and train Saas-Fee, Switzerland. The snow is great there, and it was cool to be up on the glaciers. Oh, and don’t forget the chocolate!
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? I would like to be able to fly to enjoy that kind of freedom.
If you could build your dream home anywhere in the world, where would it be? I would live on the North shore of Lake Superior, because there is no place like home.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen a teammate do while on the road? Watching former teammate Mike Whitney jump when someone scared him.
Who is someone you admire in sport? I admire the time and dedication that my brother BJ has put into this sport to help me live out my dream. I also aspire to become as successful in my career as my teammate Chris Williamson.
IPC World Cup podiums
3rd - Super-G - Tarvisio, ITA (Feb. 2014)
1st - Super Combined - Tarvisio, ITA (Feb. 2014)
2nd - Giant Slalom - Copper, USA (Jan. 2014)
2nd - Slalom - Copper, USA (Jan. 2014)
1st - Giant slalom - Copper, USA (Jan. 2014)
2nd - Super-G - Panorama, CAN (Jan. 2014)
1st - Super-G - Mt. Hutt, NZ (Aug. 2013)
3rd - Giant slalom - Sestriere, ITA (Jan. 2013)
2nd - Giant slalom - St. Moritz, SUI (Jan. 2013)
3rd - Slalom - St. Moritz, SUI (Jan. 2013)
2014 Paralympic Winter Games - Sochi, RUS (Guide: Robin Fémy)
1st - Giant slalom
3rd - Downhill
3rd - Super-G
Para-alpine Canadian Championships
Canadian slalom champion (2014)
Canadian slalom champion (2013)
Canadian giant slalom champion (2013)
IPC World Championships
2nd - Giant slalom - La Molina, SPA (March 2013)
5th - Super combined - La Molina, SPA (March 2013)
11th - Downhill - La Molina, SPA (March 2013)
8th - Super-G - La Molina, SPA (March 2013)
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