Secrets From The Saddle: All things Cycling PODCAST
199. First Gender Non-Binary Professional Triathlete Going GRAVEL | Rachel McBride
March 9, 2022
In this episode, you will learn about: Meet Rachel McBride one of the Top Canadian Gender Non-Binary Triathletes. Learn how she's decided to try Gravel Racing and has been invited to participate in one of the inaugural Lifetime Grand Prix gravel race series.

Rachel McBride - Gender Non-Binary Professional Triathlete

IG: @RachelMcB
FB: /RachelMcBrideTri

Rach has been racing full-time as a professional triathlete since 2011. They are a three-time Ironman 70.3 Champion, two-time ITU Long Distance World Championship medalist, and have numerous podium and course record results across several distances in the sport.

Known as the “Purple Tiger,” Rach is one of the strongest cyclists on the circuit and is now taking on the world of gravel racing. This year they have been invited to race in the inaugural Lifetime Grand Prix gravel race series.

Deemed "the most interesting [person] in triathlon" by TRS Radio, Rach is the first professional triathlete to be out as gender non-binary. They hold two graduate degrees in genetics and are an accomplished cellist, having toured the US and performed in Europe with various bands. Rach loves being a minimalist, spinning fire, and working in sexual health education and advocacy in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, where they live and train.

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