Known as the “purple tiger,” Rachel McBride is one of the strongest cyclists on the world triathlon circuit. Along with a soft spot for cats and tattoos, Rachel is a board-certified Genetic Counselor 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.

She is a three-time course record holder -- Ironman 70.3 Calgary, Canadian National Championships and Squamish Triathlon. On the bike, accomplishments include six-time Ironman 70.3 first-off-the-bike and eight-time Ironman 70.3 fastest bike split.