Meet Rachel McBride
Rachel has been racing full-time as a professional triathlete since 2011. She is a two-time 70.3 Champion and has numerous podium and course record results across several distances in the sport.
Known as the “Purple Tiger,” she is one of the strongest cyclists on the world circuit. Rachel leads from the front of the race always. She is consistently first-off-the-bike having logged eight Ironman 70.3 fastest bike splits and is currently a two-time Ironman bike course record holder. She is a three-time course record holder, including Canadian National Championships.
Deemed "the most interesting woman in triathlon" by TRS Radio, Rachel is a board-certified Genetic Counselor with two graduate degrees in genetics. She is an accomplished cellist and works in sexual health education, counseling and advocacy in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, where she lives and trains.
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Road to kona
BE THE ONE
Interview with Triathlon Magazine Canada after IM Canada 2017
Chat with Triathlon Magazine Canada about my Ironman debut
RESULTS & UPCOMING
Ironman South Africa
1st - Ironman 70.3 victoria
Now 3x 70.3 Champion!
Fastest swim, fastest bike (tie), first off the bike.
With food poisoning!
3rd - Red Bull 400 Whistler
Only 1 week after IM Euro Champs - ouch!
2nd - L' alpe de grand blanc
I love supporting local racing!
cancelled - Super League Penticton
Yet stage 1 time trial win!
28th - Ironman world championships
Top-10 off the bike! Many lessons learned in my Kona debut.
7th - Ironman Cozumel
First off the bike, bike course record!
4th - Ironman 70.3 Cabos
First off the bike!
1st - Sky Pilot 14km trail race
New course record and 4th OA!
6th - ITU Long Distance World Championships
Lead swim pack!
3rd - Ironman Canada
First out of the water, first off the bike. Fastest swim, bike course record.
1st - Great White North Half Iron Triathlon
2nd fastest time in GWN history (est. 1991)! Fastest swim (tie) and bike.
1st - Diamondback Cascadia Super G
and 3-climb prime winner