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Melanie McQuaid

Professional Triathlete
5x World Champion

I am a professional triathlon and mountain bike athlete, triathlon/cycling coach, and freelance writer.  I have raced as a pro athlete in four different sports and am proud to hold titles in mountain bike endurance, mountain bike cross country and mountain bike short track; road cycling criterium and road racing; Olympic, Sprint and Half Ironman triathlon; and offroad XTERRA and ITU Cross Triathlon.  My 20 year professional racing career has been a dream come true.

Being relentless,  pushing my limits, and defying expectation have earned my five World titles after earning my spot to 23 World Championship events in five different sport disciplines.

 

My favorite part of racing is the opportunity to meet and engage with people.  This curiosity has led me to coaching and I am excited to announce the launch of my Tri The Dirt offroad triathlon camp series in 2018.  After 20 years of racing I am ready to share my secrets to mastering both the technical and physical challenges of offroad triathlon and mountain biking with aspiring athletes.

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My approach is to create a fun, inspiring training environment that balances athlete’s goals with the reality of their busy lives.  True success is keeping all of the plates in your life spinning optimally, eating healthy, employing habits for success, and spending the time you have wisely.

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Feel free to look around.  If you have any questions or I can help you with something, please contact me.  I look forward to connecting!

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Titles

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World Champion Titles
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Ironman 70.3 Distance Pro Victories
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Professional Victories (and counting)
Racing

Results

Racing

4x World Champion/10x National Champion/6x Half Ironman Distance Champion

      CAREER HIGHLIGHTS   6x IM 70.3/Challenge Half Champion (2010/2012/2014/2015)
    2nd Ironman Canada (2015)
    2011 and 2017 ITU Elite Multisport Cross Triathlon World Champion
    2003/2005/2006 XTERRA Professional World Champion
    2003/2004/2006/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011/2013/2014 Canadian XTERRA/ National Offroad Triathlon Champion
    2006/2010/2008/2009/2011 XTERRA USA Championships Pro Winner
    2006/2008/2009/20011 XTERRA USA Championships Pro Series Overall Winner 

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    CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORIES

      2017 ITU Multisport Elite Cross Triathlon World Champion, Penticton, BC

    2015 Challenge St Andrews Half Triathlon

    2014 IM 70.3 Ballarat (wire to wire: fastest swim/bike)

    2014 Lake Stevens IM 70.3 Champion (wire to wire: fastest swim/bike)

    2014 Boise IM 70.3 Champion (wire to wire: fastest swim/bike)

    2014 IM 5150 Saskatoon Champion

    2014 XTERRA Canada Champion, Victoria, BC

    2013 XTERRA Canada Champion, Victoria, BC

    2012 Oceanside 70.3 Champion (fastest bike)

    2012 XTERRA East Champion, Richmond, VA

    2011 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, Extremadura, Spain

    2011 XTERRA USA Championships, Ogden, Utah

    2011 XTERRA Canada Championship, Whistler, BC

    2011 XTERRA West Championships, Las Vegas, NV

    2011 XTERRA Southcentral Championships, Waco, TX

    2011 XTERRA Southeast Championships, Pelham, AL

    2011 Pisgah Stage Race, Brevard, NC

    2010 XTERRA European Championships, Sardinia

    2010 XTERRA USA Championships, Ogden, UT

    2010 Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens Winner (fastest bike split)

    2010 BC Bike Race, Solo Female Champion

    2009 XTERRA USA National Series Overall Champion

    2009 XTERRA USA National Championships Winner

    2009 XTERRA West Cup Champion

    2009 XTERRA Mid West Cup Champion

    2009 XTERRA Southeast Cup Champion

    2009 XTERRA East Cup Champion

    2009 XTERRA Northwest Cup Champion

    2008 XTERRA USA National Series Overall Champion

    2008 XTERRA USA National Championships, Inline Village, NV

    2008 XTERRA West Championships, Temecula, CA

    2008 Canadian National Offroad Triathlon Championships, Vancouver, BC

    2008 XTERRA East Championships, Richmond, VA

    2008 XTERRA West Championships, Temecula, CA

    2007 XTERRA West Championships, Temecula, CA

    2007 Canadian National Offroad Triathlon Championships, Vancouver, BC

    2006 XTERRA World Championships, Maui, HI

    2006 XTERRA USA National Championships, Lake Tahoe, NV

    2006 XTERRA USA National Championships Series

    2006 XTERRA Mountain Championships, Ogden, UT

    2006 XTERRA Southwest Championships, Pelham, AL

    2006 Canadian National Offroad Triathlon Championships Vancouver, BC

    2005 XTERRA World Championships, Maui, HI

    2005 XTERRA West Championships, Temecula CA

    2005 XTERRA Mountain Championships, Keystone, CO

    2005 XTERRA Italy, Sardinia

    2004 XTERRA East Championships, Richmond, VA

    2004 XTERRA Canada, Vancouver, BC

    2003 XTERRA World Championships, Maui, HI

    2003 XTERRA Canada, Vancouver, BC

    2002 XTERRA West Championships, Half Moon Bay, CA

    2001 Squamish Triathlon Champion

    2001 North Shore Elite Sprint Triathlon

    2001 BC Triathlon Elite Series Champion

    Utah 2011 (2)

     

    NOTABLE PODIUM APPEARANCES:

     

    2015 IM Canada, 2nd place (fastest bike split)

    2014 IM 70.3 Hawaii, 3rd place (fastest bike split)

    2013 IM 70.3 Shepparton, 2nd place (fastest bike split)

    2013 IM 70.3 Lake Stevens, 2nd place (fastest bike split)

    2013 IM 70.3 Raleigh, 3rd place

    2013 IM 70.3 Steelhead, 3rd place (course record bike split)

    2013 IM 70.3 Tremblant, 3rd place

    2013 XTERRA Southeast, 2nd place

    2012 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, 2nd place

    2012 IM 70.3 Calgary, 3rd place (fastest bike split)

    2009 3rd Place - XTERRA World Championships

    2007/2004/2000 2nd Place - XTERRA World Championships

    2011 IM 70.3 Lake Stevens 2nd place

    2010 XTERRA 21km Trail Run World Championships, 3rd place

    Services

    What I Do

    Services

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    Expertise

    Engagement

    Professional Athlete

    Media Training
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    Public Speaking
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    Contract Negotiations
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    Content Creation
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    Social Media Engagement
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    Copywriter/Journalist

    Creative Online Content
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    Freelance Writing
    100%
    Technical Writing
    100%
    Inbound Marketing Certification
    100%

    MelRad Racing Coaching Program

    Ironman Training Programs
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    XTERRA/Offroad Triathlon and Cycling Programs
    100%
    Age Group and Junior Elite Triathlon Camps
    100%
    On-site Event Clinics
    100%
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