CHRIS McDONALD

Founder of BIG SEXY RACING and 7x IRONMAN CHAMPION

CHRIS MCDONALD | FOUNDER OF BIG SEXY RACING

Chris is the founder of Big Sexy Racing and the team is named after his nick-name. Since 2001, Chris has competed 51 Ironman races. His personal best is 7:33 over the IM distance and 3:48 over 70.3 distance and today he is a 7x Ironman Champion. During his athletic career, Chris has had the chance to work with some of the great coaches and athletes in the sport of triathlon including Scott Molina, Dave Scott, and Brett Sutton.
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AGE

37 YRS OLD
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IM COUNT

51 FINISHES
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IM WINS

7 FIRST PLACE

Timelines

The Evolution Of Big Sexy Racing

Chris McDonald is born in Albury NSW Australia the youngest of 4 siblings.

1978

Chris McDonald is born in Albury NSW Australia the youngest of 4 siblings.

Chris moves to New Zealand to start a construction company

1999

Chris moves to New Zealand to start a construction company

Chris wins the inaugural Ford Ironman Louisville in a time of 8:38:39

2007 / 8

Chris wins the inaugural Ford Ironman Louisville in a time of 8:38:39

Back to back double following up a win in Louisville, Chris wins IRONMAN Wisconsin with a 8:43.29 finish with a 2:56 marathon.

2008 / 9

Back to back double following up a win in Louisville, Chris wins IRONMAN Wisconsin with a 8:43.29 finish with a 2:56 marathon.

Following a frustrating swim, Chris crushed the bike course and battled the run to fight back to a 8:37:41 win

2009 / 1

Following a frustrating swim, Chris crushed the bike course and battled the run to fight back to a 8:37:41 win

Chris's 2nd Ironman win at Louisville besting his time with a 8:27:36 finish

2011 / 8

Chris's 2nd Ironman win at Louisville besting his time with a 8:27:36 finish

Chris fought his way to a win at Lake Tahoe with a finish time of 8:55:14

2013 / 9

Chris fought his way to a win at Lake Tahoe with a finish time of 8:55:14

Chris was fourth out of the swim (48:56), first off of the bike (4:29:14) and the first to complete the marathon (2:57:56), giving him the win in a time of 8:21:34 and a new course record.

2013 / 9

Chris was fourth out of the swim (48:56), first off of the bike (4:29:14) and the first to complete the marathon (2:57:56), giving him the win in a time of 8:21:34 and a new course record.

Chris won his 4th Ironman Louisville with a 8:40:51 finish and worked very hard for the victory

2014 / 8

Chris won his 4th Ironman Louisville with a 8:40:51 finish and worked very hard for the victory

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RECENT RACES

TEXAS

Saturday May 14th

IRONMAN TEXAS

VINEMAN

Saturday July 30th

IRONMAN VINEMAN

TREMBLANT

Sunday August 21st

IRONMAN Mont Tremblant

EPOCH UNIVERSAL

These are the guys who managed all of the IT for Felix Baumgartner's death defying Redbull Stratos jump from outer space!

CHILI'S

Chili’s Teams Up With Seven-Time IRONMAN Champion Chris McDonald to launch a nationwide physical wellbeing challenge, ‘Let’s Tri Together’

NEWTON RUNNING

If you are a triathlete who doesn't know about Newton running shoes, simply put you are not a triathlete.

QUINTANA ROO

Big Sexy Sponsor

KASK

HELMET

ASHWORTH AWARDS

Ashworth Awards is a 70.3 Level Sponsor of the Big Sexy Race team

RUBY'S LUBE

Big Sexy Racing is proud to have Ruby's Lube as a sponsor.

PHD NUTRITION

Chris is the most decorated Ironman champion to stand behind the benefits of PhD Next Level performance nutrition

ICE FRICTION

COATED CHAINS

COBB CYCLING

Cobb Cycling is a 70.3 Level Sponsor of Big Sexy Racing

NORMATEC

Normatec is a 70.3 level sponsor of Big Sexy Racing

REYNOLDS

Premium wheels

BLUE SEVENTY

Performance Wetsuits

FINIS

Finis simplifies swimming through technical innovation, high quality products and a commitment to education.

BEET PERFORMER

The ultimate source of high performance nitrates to accelerate the delivery of oxygen to your muscles.

ZEAL

SUNGLASSES

CHRIS MCDONALD

June 10, 2016

BIG SEXY'S BIO

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Instagram content for Chris McDonald

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Louisiana Flood Recovery

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1-ON-1 COACHING

Personalized training with our elite coaches. If you are unsure of which coach to apply for, use this form and we will be in touch to discuss.

DYNAMIC COACHING NETWORK

Our BSRX3 community powered plan

Epic Rides

15 Photos

Photo documentary of rides I get to take all over the world

HAROLD WILSON

Triathlon and strength coach at Big Sexy Racing

KARLEEN DIRMANTAS

Gold Level Big Sexy Racing Coach

SCOTT HORNS

Gold Level Big Sexy Racing Coach

RICHARD SCHWARTZ

Gold Level Big Sexy Racing Coach

Chris McDonald Wins Lake Tahoe

Chris McDonald Wins Ironman Lake Tahoe, Post Race Intv

Intro To BSRX3

Intro to our video series of gym and strength exercises

The Newton Mile - Ironman Texas

Interview with Chris McDonald on running.