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Rach McBride

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93
World Rank
6
National
68
Swim
74
Bike
141
Run
Canada
Weight
64kg
Height
1.75m
Age
46
Born
1978
Swim
Blueseventy
Bike
Trek
Run
Topo Athletic
Biography More

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
93
Ironman 70.3 St. George 2023
73.71
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga 2023
64.03
Ironman Lake Placid 2023
Best FD +5%
55.73
Sum / 3
64.49
Ranking History
#15#62#109#15620132014201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242013Overall24.72 pts#113Swim30.38 pts#122Bike38.46 pts#154Run32.01 pts#1162014Overall77.02 pts#36Swim64.41 pts#71Bike88.39 pts#32Run63.43 pts#802015Overall76.43 pts#49Swim67.46 pts#89Bike88.39 pts#41Run63.57 pts#1042016Overall70.62 pts#64Swim64.79 pts#112Bike83.60 pts#53Run59.06 pts#1302017Overall69.46 pts#72Swim65.41 pts#109Bike86.89 pts#47Run45.38 pts#1982018Overall75.28 pts#63Swim80.65 pts#50Bike89.11 pts#48Run51.77 pts#1622019Overall78.13 pts#63Swim81.25 pts#43Bike88.26 pts#56Run51.77 pts#1532020Overall70.33 pts#61Swim78.68 pts#37Bike83.29 pts#54Run46.43 pts#1382021Overall53.69 pts#74Swim93.72 pts#20Bike83.28 pts#37Run44.78 pts#1292022Overall76.17 pts#53Swim94.32 pts#42Bike86.22 pts#35Run72.86 pts#822023Overall64.49 pts#94Swim64.60 pts#68Bike70.73 pts#73Run51.02 pts#1382024Overall64.49 pts#93Swim64.60 pts#68Bike70.73 pts#74Run51.02 pts#141

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results
47 Races4
1
3
2
7
3
2023
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
04 Nov
19
Ironman Florida
58:39
4:50:12
3:57:04
9:51:54
31.53
81.3131.53
26 Aug
31
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
27:39
2:24:45
1:29:22
4:24:22
55.63
91.2955.63
23 Jul
7
Ironman Lake Placid
1:00:11
5:11:51
3:36:02
9:53:08
53.08
70.4953.08
21 May
7
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga
28:39
2:22:23
1:26:58
4:21:24
64.03
83.3764.03
06 May
6
Ironman 70.3 St. George
27:50
2:24:02
1:28:10
4:23:48
73.71
78.3373.71
2022
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
02 Dec
11
Clash Daytona
26:31
1:28:25
53:03
2:49:13
61.9
78.0761.90
06 Nov
1
Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos
28:07
2:24:19
1:26:24
4:22:35
72.35
58.8372.35
17 Sep
13
PTO US Open
31:52
2:05:10
1:13:00
3:51:55
76.3
86.3376.30
06 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
29:10
2:11:35
1:29:14
4:12:52
78.06
70.578.06
23 Jul
15
PTO Canadian Open
30:57
1:58:52
1:12:07
3:43:49
74.24
82.874.24
07 May
21
Ironman St. George World Championships
54:46
5:23:21
3:42:58
10:04:53
51.16
79.0351.16
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
04 Dec
7
Clash Daytona
27:36
1:55:49
1:12:25
3:37:50
69.9901
03:28:2769.99
26 Sep
8
Ironman Chattanooga
44:30
5:13:47
4:07:39
10:10:49
0
08:39:00-
05 Sep
11
Challenge Roth
52:19
4:30:19
3:33:52
8:59:42
28.3125
08:07:1828.31
27 Jun
6
Ironman 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
06 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
--
07 Mar
4
Ironman 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
07 Jul
6
Challenge Roth
54:29
4:43:46
3:24:50
9:06:47
80.141
08:50:5880.14
23 Jun
5
Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant
25:42
2:27:56
1:28:18
4:25:38
49.5624
04:06:5749.56
25 May
7
Ironman Lanzarote
53:35
6:04:04
3:30:47
10:35:01
39.0832
09:41:5139.08
12 May
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:14:03-
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Oct
28
Ironman Hawaii
54:05
4:48:15
3:46:31
9:34:09
41.2489
08:47:3941.25
08 Jul
6
Ironman Frankfurt
55:31
5:13:32
3:26:45
9:42:11
50.0892
09:01:3850.09
24 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant
24:54
2:20:50
1:28:08
4:17:19
76.6709
04:08:3776.67
03 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Victoria
25:18
2:31:29
1:28:19
4:28:03
63.9073
04:14:1763.91
15 Apr
4
Ironman 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
Ironman Cozumel
41:52
4:42:35
3:47:49
9:16:27
53.315
08:40:0253.31
12 Nov
4
Ironman 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
Ironman 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
Ironman 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
Ironman 70.3 Calgary
26:12
2:18:02
1:28:14
4:14:53
69.1683
04:03:3769.17
10 Jul
6
Ironman 70.3 Vineman
28:43
2:24:50
1:30:25
4:27:36
54.9645
04:10:4054.96
12 Jun
4
Ironman 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
02 May
3
Wildflower
25:30
2:33:43
1:32:58
4:36:10
70.8575
04:24:3670.86
28 Mar
6
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
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
07 Sep
9
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
26:33
2:22:30
1:26:39
4:19:52
72.3929
04:09:3272.39
27 Jul
1
Ironman 70.3 Calgary
24:55
2:13:36
1:25:34
4:07:19
81.1517
04:00:3181.15
13 Jul
3
Ironman 70.3 Vineman
26:41
2:21:51
1:25:20
4:17:23
75.7511
04:08:2175.75
08 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
29:58
2:15:13
1:30:01
4:17:37
68.1399
04:05:5268.14
29 Mar
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:13:50-
2013
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
27 Oct
2
Ironman 70.3 Austin
27:20
2:24:20
1:24:26
4:19:24
74.1485
04:09:4374.15
01 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
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
28:48
2:36:14
1:30:40
4:39:15
0
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Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2024
64
93
2023
64
94
2022
76
53
2021
53
74
2020
70
61
2019
78
63
2018
75
63
2017
69
72
2016
70
64
2015
76
49
2014
77
36
2013
24
113
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2024
64
68
2023
64
68
2022
94
42
2021
93
20
2020
78
37
2019
81
43
2018
80
50
2017
65
109
2016
64
112
2015
67
89
2014
64
71
2013
30
122
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2024
70
74
2023
70
73
2022
86
35
2021
83
37
2020
83
54
2019
88
56
2018
89
48
2017
86
47
2016
83
53
2015
88
41
2014
88
32
2013
38
154
Run
Year
Points
Position
2024
51
141
2023
51
138
2022
72
82
2021
44
129
2020
46
138
2019
51
153
2018
51
162
2017
45
198
2016
59
130
2015
63
104
2014
63
80
2013
32
116
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