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Melanie McQuaid

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101
World Rank
5
National
90
Swim
76
Bike
141
Run
Canada
Weight
63kg
Height
1.72m
Age
51
Born
1973
Swim
Blueseventy
 
 
Biography

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.

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Current PTO World Ranking Points
101
Ironman Maryland 2023
Bonus +5%
72.36
Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2023
67.77
Ironman 70.3 St. George 2024
50.46
Sum / 3
63.53
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#1362024Overall63.53 pts#101Swim60.97 pts#90Bike70.88 pts#76Run51.22 pts#141

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

59 Races2
1
3
2
3
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
19 May
29
GoldIronman 70.3 Chattanooga27:092:25:271:48:184:44:42
34.75
83.38
34.75
Swim27:09
Bike2:25:27
Run1:48:18
04 May
17
GoldIronman 70.3 St. George29:102:28:091:35:274:36:39
50.46
84.43
50.46
Swim29:10
Bike2:28:09
Run1:35:27

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
14 Oct
43
DiamondIronman Hawaii59:505:10:103:48:2010:04:51
45.13
93.35
45.13
Swim59:50
Bike5:10:10
Run3:48:20
16 Sep
2
SilverIronman Maryland13:134:36:033:13:218:07:54
68.91
61.12
68.91
Swim13:13
Bike4:36:03
Run3:13:21
23 Jul
11
SilverIronman 70.3 Oregon18:422:18:481:33:554:17:10
49.03
64.73
49.03
Swim18:42
Bike2:18:48
Run1:33:55
25 Jun
3
SilverIronman Coeur d'Alene55:565:01:013:20:389:22:02
67.77
66.83
67.77
Swim55:56
Bike5:01:01
Run3:20:38
06 May
12
GoldIronman 70.3 St. George29:002:24:171:32:244:29:28
62.4
78.33
62.40
Swim29:00
Bike2:24:17
Run1:32:24

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
20 Nov
6
SilverIronman Arizona59:264:52:253:27:309:26:33
55.48
73.37
55.48
Swim59:26
Bike4:52:25
Run3:27:30
16 Oct
4
SilverIronman 70.3 Waco29:052:22:341:34:404:32:40
52.56
50.7
52.56
Swim29:05
Bike2:22:34
Run1:34:40
11 Sep
3
SilverIronman Wisconsin56:545:32:573:27:3710:06:34
57.47
48.53
57.47
Swim56:54
Bike5:32:57
Run3:27:37
24 Jul
5
SilverIronman Lake Placid58:025:05:313:25:449:34:31
53.44
53.12
53.44
Swim58:02
Bike5:05:31
Run3:25:44
26 Jun
6
SilverIronman 70.3 Mont Tremblant28:572:32:221:36:514:42:07
46.3
52.53
46.30
Swim28:57
Bike2:32:22
Run1:36:51
23 Apr
DNF
SilverIronman Texas59:435:12:53--:----:--
58.96
-
Swim59:43
Bike5:12:53
Run--:--
02 Apr
15
SilverIronman 70.3 Oceanside27:442:27:101:33:234:33:57
39.87
79.68
39.87
Swim27:44
Bike2:27:10
Run1:33:23

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
16 Oct
DNF
Ironman Mallorca--:----:----:----:--
08:47:10
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
26 Sep
3
Ironman Chattanooga45:244:57:493:16:179:04:20
67.4588
08:39:00
67.46
Swim45:24
Bike4:57:49
Run3:16:17
22 Aug
22
Ironman 70.3 Timberman28:522:35:351:55:235:03:26
0
04:15:07
-
Swim28:52
Bike2:35:35
Run1:55:23

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
24 Nov
4
Ironman Arizona59:294:53:263:19:259:20:00
62.5741
08:50:14
62.57
Swim59:29
Bike4:53:26
Run3:19:25
27 Oct
4
Ironman 70.3 Waco28:312:22:251:32:054:28:51
51.7351
04:10:42
51.74
Swim28:31
Bike2:22:25
Run1:32:05
08 Sep
2
Ironman Wisconsin1:01:165:06:573:13:509:29:17
73.7285
09:07:42
73.73
Swim1:01:16
Bike5:06:57
Run3:13:50
28 Jul
10
Ironman Canada54:285:26:383:53:0310:18:49
11.1138
09:06:01
11.11
Swim54:28
Bike5:26:38
Run3:53:03
30 Jun
4
Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene27:582:23:211:26:114:20:59
68.3368
04:09:09
68.34
Swim27:58
Bike2:23:21
Run1:26:11
02 Jun
8
Ironman 70.3 Victoria27:132:30:381:37:054:38:11
36.5746
04:14:01
36.57
Swim27:13
Bike2:30:38
Run1:37:05
04 May
20
Ironman 70.3 St. George28:092:26:191:35:174:33:42
40.7682
04:11:22
40.77
Swim28:09
Bike2:26:19
Run1:35:17

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
09 Sep
6
Ironman Wales55:045:59:223:55:0711:02:32
6.53205
09:41:04
6.53
Swim55:04
Bike5:59:22
Run3:55:07
28 Jul
7
Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa--:--2:23:091:33:063:58:10
27.0186
03:34:40
27.02
Swim--:--
Bike2:23:09
Run1:33:06
24 Jun
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene--:----:----:----:--
04:10:48
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
05 May
9
Ironman 70.3 St. George27:422:26:351:35:434:33:07
41.5942
04:11:07
41.59
Swim27:42
Bike2:26:35
Run1:35:43

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
19 Nov
DNF
Ironman Arizona--:----:----:----:--
08:51:35
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
29 Oct
6
Ironman 70.3 Austin28:292:29:301:32:224:34:32
38.075
04:11:12
38.08
Swim28:29
Bike2:29:30
Run1:32:22
24 Sep
7
Ironman 70.3 Augusta22:592:21:591:33:474:22:42
39.4191
04:00:49
39.42
Swim22:59
Bike2:21:59
Run1:33:47
27 Aug
DNF
ITU Long Distance--:----:----:----:--
0
-
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
30 Jul
DNF
Ironman Canada--:----:----:----:--
09:04:03
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
04 Jun
5
Ironman 70.3 Victoria27:192:34:061:33:484:37:53
37.9357
04:14:13
37.94
Swim27:19
Bike2:34:06
Run1:33:48

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
10 Dec
10
Ironman 70.3 Taupo28:442:26:581:55:294:56:40
0
04:10:41
-
Swim28:44
Bike2:26:58
Run1:55:29
27 Nov
6
Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney28:422:17:111:39:364:27:43
38.9285
04:05:15
38.93
Swim28:42
Bike2:17:11
Run1:39:36
30 Oct
10
Ironman 70.3 Austin--:--2:23:421:42:224:07:41
0
-
-
Swim--:--
Bike2:23:42
Run1:42:22
23 Oct
6
Ironman 70.3 Miami32:542:18:421:34:284:28:57
47.9334
04:09:28
47.93
Swim32:54
Bike2:18:42
Run1:34:28
25 Sep
14
Ironman 70.3 Augusta22:482:26:181:52:504:46:40
0
04:07:35
-
Swim22:48
Bike2:26:18
Run1:52:50
28 Aug
DNF
Challenge Penticton (ITU)--:----:----:----:--
0
-
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2015

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
15 Nov
7
Ironman Arizona56:124:51:283:22:409:14:14
58.9013
08:42:03
58.90
Swim56:12
Bike4:51:28
Run3:22:40
25 Oct
4
Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos29:042:33:221:37:304:42:40
40.0171
04:19:20
40.02
Swim29:04
Bike2:33:22
Run1:37:30
04 Oct
15
Ironman 70.3 Silverman30:392:40:021:47:235:01:36
9.876
04:25:41
9.88
Swim30:39
Bike2:40:02
Run1:47:23
26 Jul
2
Ironman Canada57:475:22:433:23:449:48:23
69.819
09:22:54
69.82
Swim57:47
Bike5:22:43
Run3:23:44
13 Jul
1
Challenge St. Andrews--:----:----:--4:26:57
-
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
31 May
7
Ironman 70.3 Raleigh30:022:19:321:32:304:24:46
63.8552
04:11:09
63.86
Swim30:02
Bike2:19:32
Run1:32:30
02 May
DNF
Ironman 70.3 St. George--:----:----:----:--
04:13:59
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
28 Mar
11
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside28:242:28:491:29:424:32:03
50.6043
04:13:17
50.60
Swim28:24
Bike2:28:49
Run1:29:42

2014

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
30 Nov
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney--:----:----:----:--
04:03:28
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
16 Nov
1
Ironman 70.3 Ballarat28:522:22:391:25:374:19:40
60.523
04:05:09
60.52
Swim28:52
Bike2:22:39
Run1:25:37
07 Sep
22
Ironman 70.3 World Championship26:232:23:281:38:104:32:29
38.6855
04:09:32
38.69
Swim26:23
Bike2:23:28
Run1:38:10
13 Jul
4
Ironman 70.3 Vineman27:232:21:351:28:504:21:02
65.9531
04:08:21
65.95
Swim27:23
Bike2:21:35
Run1:28:50
03 May
11
Ironman 70.3 St. George27:252:27:571:29:224:28:23
50.8823
04:09:58
50.88
Swim27:25
Bike2:27:57
Run1:29:22
29 Mar
7
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside27:212:32:411:27:314:30:33
56.0954
04:13:50
56.10
Swim27:21
Bike2:32:41
Run1:27:31

2013

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
10 Nov
5
Ironman 70.3 Mandurah24:522:16:591:35:294:20:08
31.0995
03:55:46
31.10
Swim24:52
Bike2:16:59
Run1:35:29
08 Sep
DNF
Ironman 70.3 World Championship--:----:----:----:--
0
-
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2012

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
09 Sep
29
Ironman 70.3 World Championship28:422:44:092:10:345:27:42
0
-
-
Swim28:42
Bike2:44:09
Run2:10:34

2011

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
11 Sep
14
Ironman 70.3 World Championship29:142:39:261:30:004:41:54
0
-
-
Swim29:14
Bike2:39:26
Run1:30:00

2010

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
13 Nov
12
Ironman 70.3 World Championship29:592:19:491:31:204:24:59
0
-
-
Swim29:59
Bike2:19:49
Run1:31:20

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
63
101
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
Pos
2024
60
90
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
Pos
2024
70
76
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
Pos
2024
51
141
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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