Melanie McQuaid is a professional triathlon and mountain bike athlete based in Victoria, BC. Melanie has qualified and competed as a pro athlete in four disciplines of endurance sport. She has been to the World Championships for cycling at UCI mountain bike cross country and UCI road cycling and for triathlon at XTERRA World Championship, ITU Multisport World Championships for Long Course and Cross Triathlon and Ironman 70.3 World Championships. She has competed at the World Championship level 25 times and counting with five wins in the offroad discipline of triathlon in 2003/2005/2006/2017. In 20+years of racing she holds titles in mountain bike endurance, cross country and short track; road cycling criterium and stage racing; sprint, standard and half distance Ironman triathlon; and off road XTERRA and ITU Cross Triathlon.
For 2019, her focus is balancing racing professionally with helping others achieve their dreams in the MelRad Racing Squad www.melrad.com
Melanie has a degree in Chemistry from University of Victoria with a minor in Biochemistry. She has completed her Comp Intro NCCP levels in Triathlon and Level One Cycling as well as PMBIA Level One Instruction. Her manuals and wheelies are still a work in progress.
Her mantra is “Believe In Yourself” and approach sport with relentless optimism by keeping it fun.
Her website is www.melaniemcquaid.com
2011 and 2017 ITU Elite Multisport Cross Triathlon World Champion
2003/2005/2006 XTERRA Professional World Champion
6x IM Half Distance 70.3 Triathlon Champion (2010/2012/2014/2015)
2nd Ironman Canada (2015)
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
2006/2008/2009/2011 XTERRA USA Championships Pro Series Overall Winner
2013 TR3 Transrockies Winner
2011 Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race Winner
2010 BC Bike Race, Solo Female Champion