"The most interesting woman in triathlon"

see you on the podium


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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Interview with Triathlon Magazine Canada after IM Canada 2017

BE THE ONE by Goldstein Production

Chat with Triathlon Magazine Canada about my Ironman debut




Triathlon Magazine Canada: How I went from average to front-of-pack swimmer

Triathlon Magazine Canada: How I went from average to front-of-pack swimmer

Unique interview with Innervoice.life

Unique interview with Innervoice.life

The Purple Tiger Presents: Rachel McBride 4th at Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos

The Purple Tiger Presents: Rachel McBride 4th at Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos

career highlights



April 15 - Ironman South Africa


oct 13 - Ironman world championships

Pending qualification


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

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