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Rachel "Rach" McBride
Canada
World Rank
96
Weight
64kg
Height
1.75m
Age
43
DOB
03/28/78
Swim: BlueseventyBike: DiamondbackRun: Topo Athletic
89%Swim82%Bike60%Run68%Overall
Athletes are measured as a percentage (for each discipline and overall) based on a relative comparison to the #1 ranked athlete who's rated at 100%.
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Rach McBride

Rach McBride has been racing on the professional triathlon circuit since 2011, enjoying plenty of success along the way. They are a three-time IRONMAN 70.3 Champion and have numerous podiums across various distances, making them one of the most versatile triathletes on the circuit.

Rach - also known as the ‘Purple Tiger’ - is revered on the world circuit as one of the strongest cyclists, leading from the front and consistently posting impressive times, having logged eight IRONMAN 70.3 fastest bike splits. They are currently a two-time IRONMAN bike course record holder.

Rach didn’t start running until the age of 26, having first completed a graduate degree in genetics. Feeling pretty uninterested and out of shape in a traditionally cold Canadian winter, they woke up one morning and decided “to do something for my mental health - something that seemed epic”. They started running in January 2004 as a commute to work along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa.

McBride has been described as "the most interesting [person] in triathlon". They are a board-certified Genetic Counselor and have two graduate degrees in genetics as well as a highly-respected cellist. They also do work in sexual health education, counseling and advocacy in Vancouver, where they remain in training.

While Rach hails from Canada, they have a real love of New Zealand - it is their favourite place to holiday while Challenge Wanaka is both the race they love the most and the ideal training location.

McBride wants to leave the world of sport as a more inclusive and accepting place where everyone feels comfortable competing, no matter who you are, what you look like, or how you identify. They want everyone to have the courage to be their most authentic selves.

And finally, if Rach has one piece of advice to give, it would be to get a good sleep at least two nights before a race, because you can never get one the night before!

Current PTO World Ranking Points
96
2020 Challenge Daytona
46.08
2021 IM Coeur d'Alene
44.99
2021 Challenge Roth
28.31
Average
39.79
Ranking History
#13#61#109#1572013201420152016201720182019202020212013Overall74.15 pts#113Swim60.77 pts#122Bike76.93 pts#154Run64.03 pts#1162014Overall231.05 pts#36Swim128.82 pts#71Bike176.79 pts#32Run126.86 pts#802015Overall229.30 pts#49Swim134.92 pts#89Bike176.79 pts#41Run127.14 pts#1042016Overall211.86 pts#64Swim129.59 pts#112Bike167.19 pts#53Run118.12 pts#1302017Overall208.38 pts#72Swim130.82 pts#109Bike173.79 pts#47Run90.77 pts#1982018Overall225.83 pts#63Swim161.31 pts#50Bike178.22 pts#48Run103.53 pts#1622019Overall234.40 pts#63Swim162.49 pts#43Bike176.53 pts#56Run103.53 pts#1532020Overall210.99 pts#61Swim157.37 pts#37Bike166.59 pts#54Run92.87 pts#1382021Overall39.79 pts#96Swim93.72 pts#18Bike75.04 pts#48Run22.85 pts#200
Results
35 Races2
1
3
2
7
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
26 Sep
8
IM Chattanooga
44:30
5:13:47
4:07:39
10:10:49
0
08:39:00-
5 Sep
11
Challenge Roth
52:19
4:30:19
3:33:52
8:59:42
28.3125
08:07:1828.31
27 Jun
6
IM Coeur d'Alene
55:16
5:09:23
3:32:20
9:40:58
44.9914
08:56:4144.99
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
32
Challenge Daytona
27:41
1:56:52
1:17:25
3:44:57
46.0773
03:28:0746.08
13 Sep
3
Canadian Pro Championships
19:32
1:03:25
40:43
2:03:40
0
--
7 Mar
4
IM New Zealand
52:37
4:55:52
3:15:28
9:10:06
81.2906
08:55:0581.29
15 Feb
6
Challenge Wanaka Half
27:52
2:37:32
1:38:11
4:48:23
29.7259
04:20:5329.73
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
7 Jul
6
Challenge Roth
54:29
4:43:46
3:24:50
9:06:47
80.141
08:50:5880.14
23 Jun
5
IM 70.3 Mont Tremblant
25:42
2:27:56
1:28:18
4:25:38
49.5624
04:06:5749.56
25 May
7
IM Lanzarote
53:35
6:04:04
3:30:47
10:35:01
39.0832
09:41:5139.08
12 May
DNF
IM 70.3 Pays d'Aix
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:14:03-
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Oct
28
IM Hawaii
54:05
4:48:15
3:46:31
9:34:09
41.2489
08:47:3941.25
8 Jul
6
IM Germany
55:31
5:13:32
3:26:45
9:42:11
50.0892
09:01:3850.09
24 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Mont Tremblant
24:54
2:20:50
1:28:08
4:17:19
76.6709
04:08:3776.67
3 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Victoria
25:18
2:31:29
1:28:19
4:28:03
63.9073
04:14:1763.91
15 Apr
4
IM South Africa
52:47
5:04:06
3:16:55
9:18:34
77.5886
09:00:2477.59
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
26 Nov
7
IM Cozumel
41:52
4:42:35
3:47:49
9:16:27
53.315
08:40:0253.31
12 Nov
4
IM 70.3 Los Cabos
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:22:50
67.6418
04:10:4067.64
27 Aug
6
ITU Long Distance
39:38
3:16:19
2:08:05
6:07:24
0
--
30 Jul
3
IM Canada
51:21
5:06:41
3:25:46
9:27:15
71.5712
09:04:0371.57
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
27 Nov
5
IM Cozumel
53:06
4:59:14
3:32:42
9:29:33
55.1294
08:53:3855.13
24 Sep
3
ITU Long Distance
1:15:34
3:19:48
2:18:07
6:56:05
0
--
24 Jul
2
IM 70.3 Calgary
26:12
2:18:02
1:28:14
4:14:53
69.1683
04:03:3769.17
10 Jul
6
IM 70.3 Vineman
28:43
2:24:50
1:30:25
4:27:36
54.9645
04:10:4054.96
12 Jun
4
IM 70.3 Victoria
20:29
--:--
1:30:59
4:24:21
48.3243
04:05:2048.32
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
2 May
3
Wildflower
25:30
2:33:43
1:32:58
4:36:10
70.8575
04:24:3670.86
28 Mar
6
IM 70.3 California
27:09
2:26:28
1:25:39
4:23:59
71.8365
04:13:1771.84
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
7 Sep
9
IM 70.3 World Championship
26:33
2:22:30
1:26:39
4:19:52
72.3929
04:09:3272.39
27 Jul
1
IM 70.3 Calgary
24:55
2:13:36
1:25:34
4:07:19
81.1517
04:00:3181.15
13 Jul
3
IM 70.3 Vineman
26:41
2:21:51
1:25:20
4:17:23
75.7511
04:08:2175.75
8 Jun
3
IM 70.3 Eagleman
29:58
2:15:13
1:30:01
4:17:37
68.1399
04:05:5268.14
29 Mar
DNF
IM 70.3 California
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:13:50-
2013
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
27 Oct
2
IM 70.3 Austin
27:20
2:24:20
1:24:26
4:19:24
74.1485
04:09:4374.15
1 Jun
3
ITU Long Distance
37:09
2:42:31
1:27:04
4:52:02
0
--
2011
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
11 Sep
11
IM 70.3 World Championship
28:48
2:36:14
1:30:40
4:39:15
0
--
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
39
96
2020
210
61
2019
234
63
2018
225
63
2017
208
72
2016
211
64
2015
229
49
2014
231
36
2013
74
113
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
93
18
2020
157
37
2019
162
43
2018
161
50
2017
130
109
2016
129
112
2015
134
89
2014
128
71
2013
60
122
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
75
48
2020
166
54
2019
176
56
2018
178
48
2017
173
47
2016
167
53
2015
176
41
2014
176
32
2013
76
154
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
22
200
2020
92
138
2019
103
153
2018
103
162
2017
90
198
2016
118
130
2015
127
104
2014
126
80
2013
64
116
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