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Melanie McQuaid

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84
World Rank
5
National
80
Swim
60
Bike
138
Run
Canada
Weight
63kg
Height
1.72m
Age
50
DOB
17 May 1973
Swim
Blueseventy
 
 
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Melanie McQuaid

Melanie McQuaid is still going strong at much closer to 50 than 40 after an incredible career at the highest level.

The Canadian star showed she is still remarkably competitive with a string of top-10 finishes at full-distance and 70.3 events in 2019, including a second at IRONMAN Wisconsin.

That result in Wisconsin was especially sweet given Melanie had been forced to steer clear of full-distance events for a long period of time after injury hit her hard in 2016.

“I dislocated my left foot and broke my tibia, fibula and lateral malleolus in 2016,” she said.

“It is called a trimalleolar fracture with dislocation and is a questionable return to running injury. Two surgeries and more than three years later I am confident in that leg, but it still is more ‘cankly’ than my right side.”

After swimming in high school and running in college, Melanie then took up mountain biking. But after failing to make the Canadian Olympic team for Sydney 2000, she decided to make the move to triathlon.

Since then it has been two decades of remarkable achievement for McQuaid, notably in XTERRA off-road triathlon competition as she claimed three world titles in 2003, 2005 and 2006. For good measure she was also crowned ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion in 2011 and 2017.

Those five world titles though are just a part of what is an incredible CV packed with notable achievements and victories down the years. To have raced as a professional in four different sports along the way sums up the level of Melanie’s skill and ability to adapt.

She puts her success down to “being relentless, pushing my limits, and defying expectation” and says her favourite part of racing is the opportunity to meet and engage with people.

It is that pure love for competition and the community it produces which has made Melanie a great ambassador for triathlon, and she admits she is proudest of “moments that inspire others to change for the better”.

McQuaid doesn’t limit her endeavours to just on the course either. When not in competition she is also a coach and a freelance writer.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
84
Ironman Maryland 2023
Best FD +5%
72.36
Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2023
67.77
Ironman 70.3 St. George 2023
62.40
Sum / 3
67.51
Ranking History
#34#107#180#253#32620132014201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242013Overall10.37 pts#170Swim25.69 pts#137Bike27.81 pts#199Run7.71 pts#2032014Overall60.86 pts#73Swim61.07 pts#85Bike78.66 pts#68Run49.27 pts#1302015Overall66.54 pts#72Swim64.97 pts#95Bike85.76 pts#47Run52.22 pts#1462016Overall64.19 pts#81Swim63.92 pts#114Bike85.76 pts#42Run47.81 pts#1832017Overall42.09 pts#174Swim57.72 pts#151Bike74.51 pts#102Run23.96 pts#3232018Overall39.70 pts#183Swim58.77 pts#139Bike68.06 pts#149Run20.66 pts#3232019Overall68.21 pts#86Swim60.74 pts#109Bike86.48 pts#62Run55.65 pts#1382020Overall68.21 pts#65Swim56.86 pts#106Bike86.48 pts#45Run55.65 pts#1062021Overall22.49 pts#137Swim86.19 pts#39Bike50.24 pts#125Run27.25 pts#1942022Overall55.80 pts#94Swim77.91 pts#90Bike71.98 pts#83Run54.62 pts#1392023Overall67.51 pts#83Swim60.97 pts#81Bike73.28 pts#60Run51.22 pts#1362024Overall67.51 pts#84Swim60.97 pts#80Bike73.28 pts#60Run51.22 pts#138

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results
58 Races2
1
3
2
3
3
2023
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
14 Oct
43
Ironman Hawaii
59:50
5:10:10
3:48:20
10:04:51
45.13
93.3545.13
16 Sep
2
Ironman Maryland
13:13
4:36:03
3:13:21
8:07:54
68.91
61.1268.91
23 Jul
11
Ironman 70.3 Oregon
18:42
2:18:48
1:33:55
4:17:10
49.03
64.7349.03
25 Jun
3
Ironman Coeur d'Alene
55:56
5:01:01
3:20:38
9:22:02
67.77
66.8367.77
06 May
12
Ironman 70.3 St. George
29:00
2:24:17
1:32:24
4:29:28
62.4
78.3362.40
2022
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
20 Nov
6
Ironman Arizona
59:26
4:52:25
3:27:30
9:26:33
55.48
73.3755.48
16 Oct
4
Ironman 70.3 Waco
29:05
2:22:34
1:34:40
4:32:40
52.56
50.752.56
11 Sep
3
Ironman Wisconsin
56:54
5:32:57
3:27:37
10:06:34
57.47
48.5357.47
24 Jul
5
Ironman Lake Placid
58:02
5:05:31
3:25:44
9:34:31
53.44
53.1253.44
26 Jun
6
Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant
28:57
2:32:22
1:36:51
4:42:07
46.3
52.5346.30
23 Apr
DNF
Ironman Texas
59:43
5:12:53
--:--
--:--
58.96-
02 Apr
15
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
27:44
2:27:10
1:33:23
4:33:57
39.87
79.6839.87
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
16 Oct
DNF
Ironman Mallorca
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:47:10-
26 Sep
3
Ironman Chattanooga
45:24
4:57:49
3:16:17
9:04:20
67.4588
08:39:0067.46
22 Aug
22
Ironman 70.3 Timberman
28:52
2:35:35
1:55:23
5:03:26
0
04:15:07-
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
24 Nov
4
Ironman Arizona
59:29
4:53:26
3:19:25
9:20:00
62.5741
08:50:1462.57
27 Oct
4
Ironman 70.3 Waco
28:31
2:22:25
1:32:05
4:28:51
51.7351
04:10:4251.74
08 Sep
2
Ironman Wisconsin
1:01:16
5:06:57
3:13:50
9:29:17
73.7285
09:07:4273.73
28 Jul
10
Ironman Canada
54:28
5:26:38
3:53:03
10:18:49
11.1138
09:06:0111.11
30 Jun
4
Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene
27:58
2:23:21
1:26:11
4:20:59
68.3368
04:09:0968.34
02 Jun
8
Ironman 70.3 Victoria
27:13
2:30:38
1:37:05
4:38:11
36.5746
04:14:0136.57
04 May
20
Ironman 70.3 St. George
28:09
2:26:19
1:35:17
4:33:42
40.7682
04:11:2240.77
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
28 Oct
13
XTerra World Championships
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:32:21
0
--
09 Sep
6
Ironman Wales
55:04
5:59:22
3:55:07
11:02:32
6.53205
09:41:046.53
28 Jul
7
Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa
--:--
2:23:09
1:33:06
3:58:10
27.0186
03:34:4027.02
24 Jun
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:10:48-
05 May
9
Ironman 70.3 St. George
27:42
2:26:35
1:35:43
4:33:07
41.5942
04:11:0741.59
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
19 Nov
DNF
Ironman Arizona
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:51:35-
29 Oct
6
Ironman 70.3 Austin
28:29
2:29:30
1:32:22
4:34:32
38.075
04:11:1238.08
24 Sep
7
Ironman 70.3 Augusta
22:59
2:21:59
1:33:47
4:22:42
39.4191
04:00:4939.42
27 Aug
DNF
ITU Long Distance
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
0
--
30 Jul
DNF
Ironman Canada
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
09:04:03-
04 Jun
5
Ironman 70.3 Victoria
27:19
2:34:06
1:33:48
4:37:53
37.9357
04:14:1337.94
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Dec
10
Ironman 70.3 Taupo
28:44
2:26:58
1:55:29
4:56:40
0
04:10:41-
27 Nov
6
Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney
28:42
2:17:11
1:39:36
4:27:43
38.9285
04:05:1538.93
30 Oct
10
Ironman 70.3 Austin
--:--
2:23:42
1:42:22
4:07:41
0
--
23 Oct
6
Ironman 70.3 Miami
32:54
2:18:42
1:34:28
4:28:57
47.9334
04:09:2847.93
25 Sep
14
Ironman 70.3 Augusta
22:48
2:26:18
1:52:50
4:46:40
0
04:07:35-
28 Aug
DNF
Challenge Penticton (ITU)
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
0
--
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
15 Nov
7
Ironman Arizona
56:12
4:51:28
3:22:40
9:14:14
58.9013
08:42:0358.90
25 Oct
4
Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos
29:04
2:33:22
1:37:30
4:42:40
40.0171
04:19:2040.02
04 Oct
15
Ironman 70.3 Silverman
30:39
2:40:02
1:47:23
5:01:36
9.876
04:25:419.88
26 Jul
2
Ironman Canada
57:47
5:22:43
3:23:44
9:48:23
69.819
09:22:5469.82
13 Jul
1
Challenge St. Andrews
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:26:57
--
31 May
7
Ironman 70.3 Raleigh
30:02
2:19:32
1:32:30
4:24:46
63.8552
04:11:0963.86
02 May
DNF
Ironman 70.3 St. George
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:13:59-
28 Mar
11
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
28:24
2:28:49
1:29:42
4:32:03
50.6043
04:13:1750.60
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
30 Nov
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:03:28-
16 Nov
1
Ironman 70.3 Ballarat
28:52
2:22:39
1:25:37
4:19:40
60.523
04:05:0960.52
07 Sep
22
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
26:23
2:23:28
1:38:10
4:32:29
38.6855
04:09:3238.69
13 Jul
4
Ironman 70.3 Vineman
27:23
2:21:35
1:28:50
4:21:02
65.9531
04:08:2165.95
03 May
11
Ironman 70.3 St. George
27:25
2:27:57
1:29:22
4:28:23
50.8823
04:09:5850.88
29 Mar
7
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
27:21
2:32:41
1:27:31
4:30:33
56.0954
04:13:5056.10
2013
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Nov
5
Ironman 70.3 Mandurah
24:52
2:16:59
1:35:29
4:20:08
31.0995
03:55:4631.10
08 Sep
DNF
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
0
--
2012
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
09 Sep
29
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
28:42
2:44:09
2:10:34
5:27:42
0
--
2011
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
11 Sep
14
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
29:14
2:39:26
1:30:00
4:41:54
0
--
2010
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Nov
12
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
29:59
2:19:49
1:31:20
4:24:59
0
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Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2024
67
84
2023
67
83
2022
55
94
2021
22
137
2020
68
65
2019
68
86
2018
39
183
2017
42
174
2016
64
81
2015
66
72
2014
60
73
2013
10
170
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2024
60
80
2023
60
81
2022
77
90
2021
86
39
2020
56
106
2019
60
109
2018
58
139
2017
57
151
2016
63
114
2015
64
95
2014
61
85
2013
25
137
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2024
73
60
2023
73
60
2022
71
83
2021
50
125
2020
86
45
2019
86
62
2018
68
149
2017
74
102
2016
85
42
2015
85
47
2014
78
68
2013
27
199
Run
Year
Points
Position
2024
51
138
2023
51
136
2022
54
139
2021
27
194
2020
55
106
2019
55
138
2018
20
323
2017
23
323
2016
47
183
2015
52
146
2014
49
130
2013
7
203
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