Rachel McBride

Professional Triathlete, Vancouver

Rachel has been racing full-time as a professional triathlete since 2011. She is a three-time Ironman 70.3 Champion and has numerous podium and course record results in Olympic and long distance triathlon, including 2 bronze medals at ITU Long Distance World Championships.

Known as the “purple tiger,” she is one of the strongest cyclists on the world circuit, consistently first off the bike and is a 2-time Ironman bike course record holder. Along with a soft spot for cats and tattoos, Rachel is a board-certified Genetic Counsellor with two graduate degrees in genetics. She is an accomplished cellist and works in sexual health education, counselling and advocacy in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, where she lives and trains.