Hackers deleted my site! :(

September 10, 2016

Hey friends, fans and supporters! Thanks so much for visiting. Unfortunately sometime this summer someone decided it would be awesome to come in and delete most of my website content. SOooo... I am in the process of rebuilding. Hang in there and thanks for understanding!

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Welcome to new and improved Rachelmcbride.com

April 16, 2014

Huge thanks for Hyphen8tion and Plain Name Media for all their hard work on the new site. It looks amazing! 

Wondering what happened at Ironman 70.3 California the other weekend? Read the April newletter for a bit of the lowdown. Sign up here if you want to get these fun monthly updates from me in your inbox!

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Winter 2013/2014

April 07, 2014

Tattoos, babies, training camps, oh my!

Fun in the sun!

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Another podium at Austin 70.3!

October 31, 2013

So apparently I’m on a podium roll of 2nd (three) and 3rd (four) place finishes. I can’t complain with a successful season of not finishing out of the top 3 in any of my half iron races in 2013 and leading the race into the run with the fastest bike split for all except for this last hurrah at Ironman 70.3 Austin. But not gonna lie, another international-level win would’ve been awesome. It’ll have to wait for 2014!

Fun times in my Wattie Ink Blue Seventy Helix at Pure Austin Fitness

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October Update: Gravel Epic

October 25, 2013

Well just a quick October update – final training block before Austin 70.3 in the bank! It’s been an absolute blast: winning bike races, long weekend training camp, and seriously enjoying the surprisingly sunny Vancouver fall.

Oregon-shaped polished aluminum trophy presented by Dark30’s Steve Cash and Oregon Coast Bank’s Linda Eriksen

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Solid summer racing!

September 25, 2013

I’m so amazing at this blog stuff, eh? NOT! If you’ve been following along on Facebook and Twitter, I’ve been having some incredible late-season racing:

Squamish Tri, National Champs, Ironman 70.3 Calgary and Muskoka, and Rev3 Branson.

Here’s a month-to-month recap. A little lengthy, but there are lots of great images and some vids for entertainment. 

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Podium at Ironman 70.3 Berlin

June 16, 2013

I had been really excited to race the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Berlin. As many of you know, Berlin is home for me in a lot of ways as my parents have lived there for almost 19 years now. I actually graduated from high school there and have had the opportunity to go back often, including running my 1st marathon in 2004.

I can’t thank enough my amazing friends who came to the race to cheer me on! Mum, Kim, “cool Berlin” tour guide Wolfram, award-winning singer/songwriter Paul Tracy and his son Devon, Team Astrophysics Bernard, Bill Grossman and friend Joe, Team Ossenbrink’s Gen and Eric – your support means so much to me. Here’s how the day went down….

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Podium at ITU Long Distance World Champs!

June 05, 2013

I came to the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships to podium. What an incredible feeling to achieve my goal in beautiful Belfort, France! I think I now have a soft spot for duathlons....

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Ironman 70.3 Champion!

October 31, 2012

In January of this year if you had asked me what my season was going to look like, I would not have described it as it has played out in the past several months – very little racing, months of working with my medical team (Coach Bjoern, Adam Janke and Dr. Mike) on a foot injury, 2 high profile long course races not going as planned…

However, I WOULD have told you that I was going to win an Ironman 70.3. As only my 2nd Ironman race in 2012 and my last race of the season, I went into Austin to win and salvage this year by accomplishing one of my athletic goals. And I did. 

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